Greek and Byzantine-era tombs discovered in Alexandria
Published on April 19th, 2012 | by Admin0
Director general of Alexandria antiquities, Mohamed Mostafa, explained that the most important tomb is one dating from the Greco-Roman era which include an open courtyard with two rocky cylindrical columns in the middle.
Two burial shafts filled with human skeletons and clay pots were also uncovered.
A cecorated ‘Hidra’ container — a large pot filled with burned human remains — was also unearthed along with a tombstone bearing the deceased’s name.
Story: Nevine El-Aref, Ahram | Photo: Ahram