Monday, May 28, 2007

First bowling hall in ancient Egypt (
The Italian antiquities mission working in Kom Madi area in Fayoum governorate, south of Cairo, discovered a bowling-like hall dating back to the Ptolemaic age. The hall was discovered during excavations at a building inside an ancient residential area in Kom Madi. Kom Madi is a temple area and one of the important ancient sites still in good shape despite having a long history extending back to the 12th Pharaonic Dynasty.
This is the complete item on the State Informtaion Service website.

Excavations at the site have produced some other interesting finds including, in 2000, a Graeco-Roman winery: (

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