Goddess Uadjet: the temple was found in Tell el-Fara’in

Goddess Uadjet: the temple was found in Tell el-Fara’in.

The remains of an ancient and fascinating temple have resurfaced during the excavation of a site in the ancient Egyptian city of Tell el-Fara’in. Its name means ” hill of the pharaohs “. The hill is in the Nile Delta, 95 km from Alexandria. Exactly in the Egyptian governorate of Kafr El-Sheikh. 


The city was known as Buto in classical Greece, a name derived from the Egyptian Per-Wadjet. A last excavation of the site has allowed to discover a huge stone building, evidence of religious rituals and daily rituals in the temple. A fascinating collection of ivory illustrations and some important gold finds, as well as hieroglyphic paintings.

The temple was dedicated to the Goddess Wadjet, the patroness of Lower Egypt. Among the remains are three limestone columns which may have been part of a long corridor of temple pillars. Also found were artifacts , pieces of engraved stone, religious pottery and other ceramics. Also unearthed is a limestone painting of a bird’s head with a white crown surrounded by feathers. The head of the archaeological mission, Hossam Ghanim, said that researchers are continuing the excavation work at the site. The hope is to find more secrets of the region as a cultural heritage.

  • Archaeology, temple of the Goddess Uadjet discovered on the ‘hill of the pharaohs’ (meteoweb.eu)

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