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Archaeologists have discovered a portico, or covered entryway, of an ancient Egyptian fertility temple beneath the surface of the Nile River in Egypt.
According to a report in National Geographic News, a team of Egyptian archaeologist-divers found the portico in Aswan while conducting the first-ever underwater surveys of the Nile, which began earlier this year.
The entryway once led to the temple of the ram-headed fertility god Khnum, according to experts.
The temple of Khnum was first erected in the 12th dynasty (1985-1773 BC) or 13th dynasty (1773-1650 BC) and was later rebuilt and expanded under subsequent regimes, including by the "female pharaoh" Hatshepsut (1473-1458 BC)