The remains of a Roman city were found under the silt of the Nile

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After extensive research several archaeological sites found the remains of a city of the Hellenistic and Roman times located in Egypt. The discovery was made under the silt of the Nile Delta.

Through the magnetic, topographic and geophysical exploration, as well as aerial photography could develop research that sidestepped the soil excavation, being more complex in terms of addressing this construction strategy.

The city was located by a group of Egyptian and Italian archaeologists Restoration Center and Italian-Egyptian Archaeology, and Egyptian Antiquities Ministry.

According to magnetic tracking polls, the presence of many buildings in the research site was observed, these buildings are surrounded by a giant wall of rectangular shape. By the nature of the construction, it could be inferred that the structure could be a host of administrative or religious.

The city is located 25 kilometers from Port Rashid or Rosetta, where more than two centuries it was also found the Rosetta Stone, which allowed Jean-Fran├žois Champollion to decipher the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

According to experts in the field, the construction of the city corresponds to the last period of the pharaohs (724-343 BC). However, some parts belong to the Hellenistic and early Roman times.

Local media quoted the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh al-Damaty, who said that the discovery has a FUNDAMENTAL historical importance, because it will know more about the daily life and the architectural appearance of the period extending between 343 BC and 395 A.D.


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