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NEWS: Collection of Graeco-Roman tombs uncovered in Alexandria

By chance, a Graeco-Roman cemetery has been discovered in Al-Qabari district in Alexandria (Source: Ahram Online).

By chance, a Graeco-Roman cemetery has been discovered in Al-Qabari district in Alexandria (Source: Ahram Online).

“During routine archaeological survey at an area known as the “27 Bridge” in Al-Qabari district, one of Alexandria’s most densely populated slum areas, archaeologists stumbled upon a collection of Graeco-Roman tombs.

Each tomb is a two-storey building with a burial chamber on its first floor. The tombs are semi-immersed in subterranean water but are well preserved and still bear engravings.

Mohamed Abdel Meguid, head of Alexandria’s Antiquities Department, explained that the tombs are part of a larger cemetery known as the “Necropolis” (or City of the Dead) as described by Greek historian Strabo when he visited Egypt in 30BC. According to Strabo, the cemetery included a network of tombs containing more than 80 inscriptions, while each tomb yielded information about burial rituals of the Hellenic period” – via Ahram Online.

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5 comments on “NEWS: Collection of Graeco-Roman tombs uncovered in Alexandria

  1. Nice find! Were there any other finds within the tombs?

  2. Maybe we will hear of that at a later date. On another subject Gemma , I am always waiting for news about Nefertiti she fascinates me. Have you any theories as to what happened to her.There are so many discoveries coming to light with new technology that Im hoping something will be found to solve her mystery.

  3. Indeed ! I wonder . I have a theory but as you say, not a good idea to commit to ones thoughts.

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