The Egyptian archaeological mission uncovered during rescue excavations, carried out in Mitt Abu al-Kom, an archaeological site-Ministry of Antiquities'official Facebook page The Egyptian archaeological mission uncovered during rescue excavations, carried out in Mitt Abu al-Kom, an archaeological site-Ministry of Antiquities'official Facebook page

Archaeological site uncovered in Mit Abul Kom

Thu, Jul. 12, 2018
CAIRO – 12 July 2018: The Egyptian archaeological mission uncovered during rescue excavations, carried out in Mitt Abu al-Kom, an archaeological site that includes several chambers dating back to the Roman and Byzantine periods.

Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, said that some of the discovered rooms are an obvious portrayal of the Roman architectural style; the rooms contain the well-known Roman marble columns and walls of large stone blocks with right angles, proving they date back to the Roman era. A large number of coins were also found in these rooms.

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The Egyptian archaeological mission uncovered during rescue excavations, carried out in Mitt Abu al-Kom, an archaeological site-Ministry of Antiquities'official Facebook page

Meanwhile, other rooms show Byzantine walls with irregularly sized stone blocks with spaces filled with weak Byzantine mortar, which were found broken, according to the mission.
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The Egyptian archaeological mission uncovered during rescue excavations, carried out in Mitt Abu al-Kom, an archaeological site-Ministry of Antiquities'official Facebook page

Furthermore, the mission discovered in one of the rooms a crown decorated with a six petal rosette known in the Greek and Hellenistic art, which was used by Copts as a symbol of the six-armed cross.

In the same context, Nadia Khedr, head of the Central Department of Lower Egypt’s Antiquities, said that antiquities representing Christian motifs such as the symbol of the cross and the palm branches of the Roman period were also found in a good condition, along with slightly burnt dishes, two large jars and a large number of fragments of pottery.
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