Egypt launches the 1st school of excavations for inspectors of Islamic, Coptic, Jewish antiquities sector in Fustat

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Tue, 09 Mar 2021 - 01:34 GMT

 

 
 
 CAIRO - 9 March 2021:The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the Central Training Unit, in cooperation with the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Sector, launched the first school of excavations targeting Islamic, Coptic and Jewish antiquities inspectors, which will be held for the first time in Fustat.
 
 This training course, which lasts for a month, aims to accentuate the practical skills of the inspectors of Islamic, Coptic and Jewish antiquities on the work of archaeological excavations, surveying and documentation during the work to identify materials and artifacts in one of the most important Islamic archaeological sites in Cairo, which are carried out by specialists from the Center  Training in Cairo and Giza of the Central Training Unit, by training 25 workers from the sector.
 
 The ancient city of Fustat, which is located in the heart of ancient Cairo and adjacent to the Religious Complex in Old Cairo, which is the first capital of Egypt after the Islamic conquest, which was built by Amr Ibn Al-Aas in 641 AD and is currently located adjacent to the Babylon Fortress and behind the university that he built at the time to be the seat of government, the emirate and the heart of the new city to the  the northeastern tip of the Nile.

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