42 pieces of Psammetik Statue were moved to the Grand Museum
Wednesday 03/October/2018 - 02:15 PM
Sada El Balad website managed ro get the pictures of some of the artifacts، which were transferred to the large Egyptian Museum from Al-Matareya area.
Sources said that 42 pieces were transferred from the more than 450 pieces of King Psmatik I that were found at the site of the Egyptian-German archaeological mission operating in the area of Matria.
According to Dr. Ayman Ashmawy، head of the Egyptian Antiquities Department and head of the Egyptian delegation، the pieces which belong to the statue of King Psmatik I، were found in the region during the last year، and were transferred to the Egyptian Museum.
He explained that most of these pieces were found in a pit to the south of the pedestal، which is likely to have been exposed in the Fatimid era when the walls of the temple were dismantled and used in the construction of many buildings at the time.