Xinhuanet has reported that four temples have been unearthed near Qantara near the Suez Canal. One of the temples is believed to be the largest mud-brick temple found in the important Sinai region.
One temple included decorations dedicated to Ramses I and Ramses II. The grandeur and scale of the temples lead experts to suggest that they may have been paramount in impressing foreign dignitaries visiting Egypt.
Archaeologists working on the ancient military road also discovered a fortified city which may be as old as 3,000 years.
Zahi Hawass, the most senior archaeologist in Egypt, has suggested that such a city could have been the military headquarters of the New Kingdom up until the Ptolemaic era.
Inscriptions at the temple in Luxor depict 11 military fortresses which were placed at strategic points around Egypt. Only 5 of the 11 fortresses have been found and Mohammed Abdel-Maqsoud, leader of the Way of Horus archaeological team, suggests that this fortified city may be one of the missing 6.
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Do you think it is a good thing that archaeologists are still working and unearthing artefacts and sites in Egypt? Could there be anything important left to find?