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Roman industrial area found near Suez Canal

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A Graeco-Roman industrial area where amphorae, statues and tableware were produced, has been discovered near the Suez Canal in Egypt.

The industrial area includes of a number of workshops for clay and bronze statues, vessels, pots and pans as well as a collection of administrative buildings, store galleries and a whole residential area for labours. Amphora, imported from south of Italy, was also unearthed.

“It is a very important discovery that highlights Egypt’s economical and commercial relation with its neighbouring countries on the Mediterranean Sea,” MSA Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online. He added that it also gives a complete idea of the Egyptian labours’ daily life.

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

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