The Museum of Antiquities in Ismailiya, on the bank of the Suez Canal midway between Suez and Port Said, has received a sandstone stela dating back to the 26th Dynasty (664 – 525 BC). This stela was found in Ismailiya by a man as he prepared his land for cultivation. He directly notified the Tourism and Antiquities Police.
Dr Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that the stela is one of the border stelae that the king erected during his military campaigns towards the east. The round topped stela, he said, is 230cm high, 103cm wide, and 45cm thick; and is inscribed with 15 lines of hieroglyphs. It is made of sandstone and has on the lunette the winged sun disk, and a cartouche of king Wahibre the 5th king of the 26th Dynasty.
7 June 2021