Egyptian archaeological mission at the Supreme Council of Antiquities has uncovered parts of a huge red brick building-Official Facebook Page Egyptian archaeological mission at the Supreme Council of Antiquities has uncovered parts of a huge red brick building-Official Facebook Page

New Greco-Roman-era monuments uncovered in Egypt's Gharbia

Thu, May. 24, 2018
CAIRO - 24 May 2018: An Egyptian archaeological mission at the Supreme Council of Antiquities has uncovered parts of a huge red brick building, which are probably part of a bath dating back to the Greco-Roman era.

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One of parts of a huge red brick building uncovered-Official Facebook Page


The mission found the building during excavations carried out at San El-Hagar archaeological site in Gharbia governorate.

Ayman Ashmawi, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, said that the building is about 16 meters long.

Ashmawi added that the mission also found pottery vessels, terracotta statues, bronze tools, a stone fragment engraved with hieroglyphs and a small statue of a ram at the archaeological site.

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Pottery vessels found at archaeological site-Official Facebook Page


In the same context, Saeed Al-Asal, head of the mission, remarked that the most important discovered artifact is a gold coin of King Ptolemy III, which was made during the reign of King Ptolemy IV.

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A gold coin of King Ptolemy III- Official Facebook Page

He added that one of the coin’s faces is decorated with a portrait of King Ptolemy III wearing the crown and the other side is the Land of Prosperity surrounded with the name of the king.

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One of parts of a huge red brick building uncovered-Official Facebook Page

 
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