Egypt on Tuesday discovered a fully inhabited ancient city from the Roman era, dating to the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. C., during the excavations carried out by the Egyptian Mission in the eastern continent in the province of Luxor, in the south of the country.
In recent years, Egypt has discovered several archaeological “treasures” in various parts of the country, most notably in the Saqqara region, west of Cairo, where more than 150 ancient sarcophagi dating back over 2,500 years have been discovered.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the mission managed to “discover a fully inhabited city from Roman times during archaeological excavations in the area of Beit Yassin Andraos, adjacent to the Temple of Luxor, on the east coast”.
The statement quoted the secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mustafa Wazir, as saying that during the excavations they discovered “several residential buildings and two bath towers from the 2nd and 3rd centuries”.
Several metalworking and foundry workshops were also discovered, containing some copper and bronze vases and Roman coins.
In early January, Egypt revealed the tomb of a new royal pharaoh, possibly dating to the era of the 18th Dynasty that ruled the country 3,500 years ago, during excavations by a joint Anglo-Egyptian mission in Luxor, south of the western continent. Country.
Egyptian authorities hope to open a “Grand Egyptian Museum” near the Giza pyramids this year to boost the tourism sector, which employs around 2 million Egyptians and generates 10% of the gross national product.
Egyptian tourism has suffered successive shocks since the beginning of 2011 and the events known as the “Arab Spring”, which led to the Russia-Ukraine war that started in February 2022, affecting the arrival of visitors from both countries. They make up the majority of tourists who come to Egypt.
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