Ancient Royal Celebration Hall Discovered in Cairo’s El-Matareya
The Ministry of Antiquities in Egypt announced this Saturday the discovery of a celebration royal hall that goes back to the era of Ramses II. The hall was found in Arab El-Hassan in El-Matareya district during excavation work performed by the Ain Shams University archaeological mission; headed by Mamdouh al-Damati.
The triangular floor hall was discovered under soft-brick buildings and commercial residential areas. The ceremony landmark is 2.9 m × 1.9 m with 80 cm high limestone tile. The hall is part of the palace that hosted royal celebrations temple in this specific area.
According to Damati, multiple decorated brick walls were found that showed the site to date back to the era of King Ramses II, a painting of the high priests of the Sun Prince Nept Ma Raa, and some pottery figures dating back to the 27th Dynasty.