FILE - The ancient stone discovered by drainage workers
CAIRO - 27 February 2019: Drainage workers found a Pharaonic stone with inscriptions during excavations in Masjid al-Sada al-Shahawiya area in Kafr El-Sheikh.
Major General Issam Rasas, head of the Metobas Center and City, was informed of the discovery and decided to stop the excavation in that area immediately.
Head of the local unit of the village Mohammed Qutb Abu Zlat and Head of Brambal police station Mohammed Zaher headed to the site to examine the stone after receiving information from the excavation site's engineer that he suspects the finding is an ancient stone.
The head of the city of Metobas stated that the ancient stone was reserved to be presented to a committee of the Antiquities Authority.