Thursday, March 04, 2010
From Egyptian ruins...
"A 2200-year-old temple that may have been dedicated to the ancient Egyptian cat god Bastet has been unearthed in Alexandria.
The ruins of the Ptolemaic-era building were discovered by Egyptian archaeologists in the port city founded by Alexander the Great about 331BC. Alexandria was the seat of the Greek-speaking Ptolemaic dynasty, which ruled Egypt for 300 years until the suicide of Queen Cleopatra.
The Supreme Council of Antiquities said the temple was thought to belong to Queen Berenice II, wife of Ptolemy III who ruled between 246BC and 222BC."
Feline goddess emerges from Egyptian ruins
Tuesday, January 21, 2010