In the past few decades over 11 thousand objects were found at the 16th nome capital of Djedet (Mendes) in the Nile Delta, modern Tell al-rub’ near the city of Mansoura. The found objects dated back to 21st, 22nd and 26th dynasty. The found objects contains stone from Ramses II temple,sheep cemetery and a huge granite stone with inscriptions dated back to 29th dynasty.
The supreme council of Antiquities has chosen 800 objects to be displayed at the under construction (turtle speed progress) Mansoura National Museum.
Mr. Naguib Nour, the manager of Dakahlia antiquities, said that the Tell al-rub’ storage was attacked twice; first time was last year when the guards managed to arrest the two thugs who attacked them after an exchange of fire. The second time was last week; the guards managed to protect the storage and fired at the attackers who tried to break into the magazine but they ran away.
Mr. Naguib also stated that some bronze statues were relocated to the Grand Egyptian Museum to protect them but the storage still contains pre-dynastic pottery and bronze objects.