Preliminary studies indicate that it may be one of the four lost temples of the sun from the Fifth Dynasty, known through historical sources, and which have not been disclosed so far. More about this building.
Dr. added. Mustafa Waziri said that the remains of the discovered building are accessed through a limestone entrance that leads to the area between the storehouses in the north and the wide courtyard to the west, where there is a floor paved with mud bricks and containing huge blocks of quartz, some of which have a weighted face and are embedded in the floor Below the floor of the Temple of Ni and Sarra.
While Dr. added. Ayman Ashmawy, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that the remains of the discovered building indicate that it was built of mud bricks, and that it was partially removed by "Ni and Sarra" to build his temple, pointing out that many pottery vessels were discovered at the site, which may have been used in The foundation rituals of the oldest temple, which were revealed in the interior northeast corner of the Temple of the Sun and below the stone slabs of the foundations of the temple of King "Ni and Serre".
For his part, Dr. Mohamed Youssef, Director of Saqqara Antiquities District, said that the foundation deposits were found at the level of the mud-brick wall of the ancient temple, which consisted of beer pots, midum pots and some pots with a red edge.
Dr. added. Rosanna Birley, head of the mission from the University of Naples, said that many parts of clay seals bearing royal names were also found, including the Hurricane name of King "Shepskare" of the Fifth Dynasty, about which we do not have much information, stressing that the new discoveries may refer to The presence of his activities on this site, which may change our knowledge of the history of this king in particular and the Fifth Dynasty in general.
Massimiliano Nozolo, head of the mission from the Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw, confirmed that the mission will complete its work soon, in an attempt to reveal the ancient temple, and unveil more secrets about this building.