Roman-era school uncovered in Egypt

Published on February 22nd, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

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A school dating back 1,700 years has been found in Egypt’s Dakhla Oasis.

The school — which contains benches that students could sit on to read, or stand on and write on the walls — dates back to a time when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, and Greek was widely spoken.

In use for less than 20 years, the school structure eventually became part of a large house that contained colorful art, including images of the Olympian gods, the researchers said.

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Story: Owen Jarus, Live Science | Photo: Eugene Ball

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