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|Description ||Dr John Ward for scale, showing the natural lie of the land from the top of Thoth Hill. |
From his text on the main site page, "The remote location of the temple however was also its possible reason for its demise, it had not been added to or restored during the new, late and Ptolemaic periods, and was not probably used until the Roman period when it would have been used as an outpost, providing a great vantage point.
Petrie mentions remains of lime stone blocks and corner stone offerings, but at this present moment there are no remains of this present on site, only reference to mud brick and locally used undressed stone which has been placed in a protective manner around the temple walls. The mud brick structure has all but disappeared and given its state of repair will not last this century, the weather and the elements are quickly destroying what remains."
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