Greek and Byzantine-era tombs discovered in Alexandria

Published on April 19th, 2012 | by Admin


Construction work in Alexandria has revealed four Greek and Byzantine-era rock-cut tombs in the city’s eastern necropolis.

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.

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

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