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Ruins of ancient temple for Zeus unearthed in Egypt

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Cairo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a temple for the ancient Greek god Zeus in the Sinai Peninsula, antiquities authorities said Monday.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt´s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in a statement that the archaeologists excavated the temple ruins through its entrance gate, where two huge fallen granite columns were visible. The gate was destroyed in a powerful earthquake in ancient times, he said.

Mr. Waziri explained archaeologists found a set of granite blocks probably used to build a staircase for worshipers to reach the temple.

Following the discovery, archaeologists started off a photogrammetry study to understand the architectural design of the site.

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