Fertility temple found beneath Nile

Date: 1/8/2008

Archaeologists recently discovered a portico, or covered entryway, of an ancient Egyptian fertility temple beneath the surface of the Nile River in Egypt. Archaeologist-divers found the portico in Aswan while conducting the first-ever underwater surveys of the Nile. The entryway once led to the temple of the ram-headed fertility god Khnum, according to experts. It is thought the temple of Khnum was first erected in the 12th dynasty (1985-1773 BC).

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