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Roman-era basilica found in Alexandria, Egypt

The first Roman-era basilica in Egypt has been unearthed in the port city of Alexandria.

A statement Thursday says two parallel rows of granite and limestone pillars suggest the basilica was a social site that was also used for trade and judicial matters.

It says several statues of the Ancient Egyptian goddess Isis — one showing her breast-feeding — and others of the Graeco-Egyptian god Serapis also have been unearthed during five months of excavations that ended in May when archaeologists hit underground water.

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Story: AP | Photo: AP, Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities

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