Sunday, September 24, 2006

Greek language engravings discovered in Alexandria
"An Egyptian archaeological expedition has discovered Greek-language engravings in Alexandria, Egypt's Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni announced on Tuesday. The engravings, which were discovered close to the Amoud al-Sawari monument, are said to date back to the times of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (ruled 161-180 AD.)The secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawwas, said the engravings are six lines long and were found etched on an artefact measuring 50 centimetres long and 36 centimetres wide, which may perhaps be part of an ancient altar.The engravings are said to be writings glorifying the supreme ancient Greek deity Zeus along with several other Greek gods."
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