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NEWS: Graeco-Roman necropolis discovered in Alexandria

2015/01/img_2366.jpgPots that have been discovered (Source: Ahram Online).

“Illegal excavations carried out by tomb raiders underneath a residential house in Alexandria have uncovered a Graeco-Roman necropolis.

Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh Eldamaty, told Ahram Online that the necropolis, in the Gebel Mahran area, includes a collection of tombs called loculi, which are holes engraved in a rock-hewn wall.

The tomb raiders unearthed a collection of artefacts including 20 clay lamps, 18 glass bottles and a large number of clay pots.

Eldamaty said the pots give us a view of the pot industry during that period.

The Ministry of Antiquities is to send an archeological mission to the site to continue excavations and reveal more of these tombs.

The Tourism and Antiquities Police caught the criminal red-handed and they are now under investigation” – via Ahram Online.

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