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Sun temple largest ever to be found

by Pat Coate | February 27, 2006
"Other significant discoveries might be waiting to be excavated now � We are planning to make the whole area a tourists' and archaeological site."
- Zahi Hawass, Supreme Council of Antiquities head

Cairo, Egypt - A popular outdoor market in the east of Egypt's capital city will be shut down after archaeologists discovered a pharaonic sun temple with large statues believed to be of King Ramses II beneath it.

The head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, said the partially uncovered site is the largest sun temple ever found in the Aim Shams and Matariya districts, where the ancient city of Heliopolis, the centre of pharaonic sun worship, was discovered.

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