Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NEW DISCOVERY: archaeological discovery found in Alexandria

Alexandria's antiquities department has discovered a new archaeological monument in the eastern area of the city.

Archaeologists revealed several items, including cisterns, pottery remains, and a headstone. The items were transferred to Alexandria National Museum. All items belong to the Roman era. Mostafa Rushdy, head of Alexandria and Beheira antiquities department, said the discovery was found during an archaeological field survey to get permission for building there.
Rushy added that the discovery reflects the greatness of Alexandria, which was the second biggest city after Rome during the Roman Empire.

 Ancient pottery dating back to the Roman era  has been discovered in western Alexandria.
 Alexandria and Beheira Antiquities Director  Mostafa Rushdie told state-owned news  agency MENA that the jars were found during  an archaeological excavation survey normally  conducted before constructing new buildings.

 “The discovery confirms the greatness of the  city of Alexandria, the largest in the era of the  Roman Empire after Rome,” he said.

 Source: Egypt Independent 1 - 2  

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