15 February 2013

Egypt: New Greco-Roman Tombs Discovered in Alexandria

Minister of State for Antiquities Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim announced Thursday 14/2/2013 the discovery of a collection of Greco-Roman tombs in Al-Qabari district in Alexandria.

The tombs that are composed of two stories with a burial chamber on its first floor were discovered during an archeological inspection in the district, Ibrahim said, adding that part of the tombs is submerged in subterranean water.

Al Qabari district is one of the most important archeological sites as it includes the western cemetery of ancient Alexandria known as "Necropolis" or city of dead, the minister said.

Director-General of Alexandria antiquities Dr. Mohamed Mustafa said that the tombs are empty of mummies, skeletons or even pottery.

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