Thursday, June 10, 2010

Graeco-roman artifacts salvaged in Abu Qir

Egypt State Information Service

Ninety-nine Sunken pieces of antiquities were salvaged by the European marine archeological institute mission in association with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) in the areas of Eastern Port and Heracleum in Abu Qir.

Zahi Hawas, the SCA Secretary-General, said the salvaged pieces include four gold coins that date back to the Islamic era and 12 bronze coins from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.

The Eastern Part area, which is home to the Royal neighborhood in the Greco-Roman time, is still teeming with artifacts that should be spotted and discovered.

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