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Sunday, April 16, 2017
New Discovery, Alexandria: Graeco-Roman Artifacts Discovered at Future Alexandria Residential Site
Clay pot discovered in Alexandria
from Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities have discovered a collection of
Graeco-Roman artifacts during excavation work carried out in Alexandria’s
Babour El-Maya area. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.
Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Department at the Ministry of Antiquities,
told Ahram Online that the excavation work, undertaken upon the request of an
Alexandria resident, was carried out on a piece of land called Villa Agion in
preparation for the erection of a residential building.
says that according to Egyptian law, the Ministry of Antiquities must inspect
any piece of land slated for development to ensure it holds no archaeological
Clay jar & Clay oil lamp & Clay red pot discovered in Alexandria
the land is found to have artifacts that can be removed, the land is returned
to its owner. However, if the land holds monuments that cannot be moved, the
land is seized and declared an archaeological site, with the landowner receiving
Roshdi, director-general of Alexandria Antiquities, said that excavators
unearthed a collection of clay pots, coins, ovens, bones, and clay lamps dating
from the Hellenistic and Byzantine eras.
pavement, black granite floors, and plaster-covered limestone walls were also
said excavation work at the site is still ongoing.