Egyptian temple found after it was built for King Ptolemy IV

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Egyptian temple found after it was built for King Ptolemy IV.

Long lost for 2,200 years, an Egyptian temple was finally found.

Archaeologists discovered a tomb believed to belong to Pharaoh Ptolemy IV.

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According to CNN, construction workers were drilling a sewage drain in a village in Sohag, Egypt, when they accidentally stumbled upon the temple.

After drilling work was suspended, archaeologists found a north-south wall, an east-west wall, and the southwestern corner of the limestone structure. At this point, they are trying to carefully preserve what is left.

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It is believed that Ptolemy IV ruled Egypt from about 221 B.C. to 204 B.C. Historians believe he built the largest human-powered ship ever made. Named the Tessarakonteres, meaning “forty,” the galley had 40 banks of oars run by 4,000 oarsmen.

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