Fourth century Coptic city found in Egypt

Published on December 1st, 2011 | by Admin


The remains of a 4th century city have been found at Dakhla oasis in Egypt.

“I am very happy with what the mission has found; because it is the first time this area was explored,” Amin told Ahram Online. He continued that this new discovery not only forms another another archaeological attraction but “will lead us to other settlements that can be dated to different eras as well.”

The Head of Islamic and Coptic Antiquities department, Mohsen Sayed Aly said that excavators also uncovered a number of houses, bronze coins dating to the 3rd and 4th century AD, as well as a collection of clay pots. Aly pointed out that one complete and fully furnished house was found. It consist of a large hall enclosing several small living rooms, a kitchen, an oven and a large staircase.

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Story: Nevine El-Aref , Ahram Online | Photo: Ahram Online

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