According to Dr Ashmawy, the dig also yielded the base of a statue of King Ahmose II.
This pharaoh was the last great ruler of Egypt, who reigned from 570–526 BC, prior to the Persian conquest.
Several other Late Period offerings were also uncovered, including a number of altars, and the presence of Sphinx-shaped statues, indicative of a royal presence in the temple.
The temple was added to by various kings, the team said, including including Amenemhat II, Senusret III, Amenemhat III, Amenemhat V, Thutmosis III, Amenhotep II, Amenhotep III, Horemoheb, Ramses II and Seti II.
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