An image showing an excavated site under a pyramid is widely shared on social media claiming that it is an ancient Hindu temple found under the pyramids in Egypt.
The image is shared on Facebook with a caption: “An ancient Hindu temple was found under the pyramids of Egypt during excavations. It can be seen that there is a Hindu Sun Temple under the pyramid. And pyramids are built over temples. Under the pyramid there are many doors to Hindu temples and also there are many Shiva lingams. Everything is covered by pyramids…..as many Shiva lingams are underground, many Hindu temples are still underground. You may also find Hindu temples under the pyramids of Egypt built 4000 years ago. You will feel proud of yourself for being a Hindu.”
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FALSE.
Running a Reverse Image Search, we found a report featuring the same viral image, dated July 15, 2014, with a headline: “Ancient Priest’s Tomb Painting Discovered Near Great Pyramid at Giza.” The image caption reads: “A painting discovered in the tomb of a priest, just 1,000 feet from the Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt, depicts scenes of ancient life.” According to the report, the painting shows “vivid scenes of life, including boats sailing south on the Nile River, a bird hunting trip in a marsh, and a man named Perseneb who’s shown with his wife and dog.”
A news report by NBC /news, dated July 16, 2014, has also carried the same viral image. “A wall painting, dating back over 4,300 years, has been discovered in a tomb located just east of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The new painting was discovered in 2012 by a team from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which has been excavating these tombs since 1996.” FoxNews also carried the same viral image with similar information in 2015.
Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral image does not show an ancient Hindu temple found under pyramids in Egypt.
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