A HEREFORD man played his part in discovering a long lost temple in Egypt.

John Ward has been working with the survey project team at Gebel el-Silsila, north of Aswan since 2012.

The archaeologist helped find the remains of the long lost temple of Kheny- the ruins are one of the few remnants of the settlement of Kheny or Khenu.

This changes the history of Gebel el Silsila as it shows it was not only a quarry, but also a sacred location.

The team have also unearthed cartouches for Amenhotep III and Ramses II as well as hundreds of rock inscriptions.

Dr Ward said it was a "once in a lifetime achievement."