CAIRO - 29 September 2019: Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass traveled to the Italian city of Noto to give a lecture on the Egyptian antiquities.
According to ANSA, the acclaimed Egyptian archaeologist visited the excavation site of Catania University and a local university within the archaeological city. “These excavations are very important because they will reveal to us for the first time the love relationships and religious life of the townspeople who lived in that area. The mission uncovered a religious area and the remains of a church spanning back to nearly a thousand years,” stated Hawass during his visit.
Hawass spoke about the pyramids, mummies, Cleopatra and also about the archaeological activities associated with Mount Alvernia. It is known that an earthquake struck the city in 1693. The city was completely destroyed and sank beneath the ground.
The region dates back to the Roman and Arab times when Sicily was colonized. Noto is a city in southeastern Sicily, Italy. It is better known for its flamboyant architecture, including the reconstructed 18th-century Noto Cathedral. The mayor of the city announced calling Hawass to uncover the secrets of the ancient city of Noto.