Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty announces gate discovered at Egypt’s Tharu Fortress

Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty announced the discovery of the remains of the eastern gate of Tharw fortres in Sinai which served as the Egyptian army headquarters in the New Kingdom.

 

The discovery was made by the Egyptian team working at Tell Habwa in the east bank of the Suez Canal.
 
The discovery also include mid brick royal warehouse belong to "Ramses II and Thotmoses III" and 26th Dynasty cemetery most of the graves are mud brick and group tombs of contains human remains showing battles injuries. 
 
The discovered part of the eastern gate of Tharw fortress are 3 fragments of limestone with inscriptions of Ramses II of 3 meters length and 1 meter width. The fort is on the famous Horus military road which was the way to secure the eastern Egyptian boarders.
 
The Egyptian Mission working at the site also uncovered royal warehouses made of mud brick that belonged to Thutmosis III and Ramses II, and some seals bearing the name of Thutmosis III. A cemetery dating the 26th Dynasty was also found. Its tombs contained bodies marked with battle injuries. 
 
#Egypt #Sinai #Egyptology #Archaeology
 

 

Photos are courtesy of Ministry of Antiquity
 
Read more: 

http://luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.nl/2015/05/the-egyptian-army-headquarters-in-sinai.html

http://archaeology.org/news/3258-150504-tharu-fortress-gate

 

 

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