A stone engraved with the cartouche of the 30th-Dynasty king Nectanebo II (r. ca. 360-342 B.C.) was recovered from an illegal excavation by the Tourism and Antiquities Police during a house inspection in the Beni Mansour area of Abydos، Ahram Online reported.
According to Hani Abul Azim، head of the Central Administration of Antiquities of Upper Egypt، subterranean water at the site has made it difficult to determine whether the block was part of the king’s royal shrine، or part of a temple that he had built. Further excavations are planned.