Archaeologists say this ancient temple in Jordan was built by a lost Pharaoh

Photos of a limestone temple that is part of the Sun Temple complex located near the town of Iqdahm el-Gweirs, Jordan, were published on Monday. The temples were built about 4,500 years ago and…

Archaeologists say this ancient temple in Jordan was built by a lost Pharaoh

Photos of a limestone temple that is part of the Sun Temple complex located near the town of Iqdahm el-Gweirs, Jordan, were published on Monday. The temples were built about 4,500 years ago and the temple behind the one shown here was left untouched for the last 12,000 years.

Dubbed the Valley of the Eclipse, this limestone temple is located in the Black Sea region. Long thought to be a lost temple, researchers say a combination of radiocarbon testing, X-ray chest X-rays and DNA analysis of a bone from a dishwasher unearthed near the temple tell them that the unique structure was a temple built around 4,500 years ago.

Is he a king? Archaeologists say this discovery, made in Jordan, shows that the Dead Sea Scrolls survived at least one more generation.

Palaeontologists are also hoping to uncover pottery and Mesolithic hunting tools from the site.

The temple is believed to have been built by the Mesolithic people who lived in the ancient Egyptian city of Djoser, about 120 miles away. The living area was made of cavernous stone chambers and its exterior walls were held in place by columns, according to researchers. It likely was part of a larger temple complex built by the Pharaoh Thutmose I more than 2,000 years ago, the AP reports.

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