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Ancient Egypt: EGYPT - Ancient Grain Warehouses Discovered


Posted on Tuesday, May 31 @ 05:47:42 EDT

Topic: Ancient Egypt Information

Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni, front left, and Egypt's head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawass, right, react as they reveal a statue of Queen Tiye. (AP /Amr Nabil)EGYPT - Farouk Hosni: Ancient grain warehouses dating back to Greek era discovered

Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni announced the discovery of grains warehouses dating back to the Greek and Romanian ages. In addition, an old house dating back to the Ptolemaic age and the remnants of a house have been unearthed in Fayoum governorate.

Dr. Zahi Hawas, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities said a mission from Bologna University in Italy has discovered during excavation works some grain warehouses including nine boxes for storing wheat and cereals.

They also found some potteries and silos dating back to the Coptic era, added Hawas noting that the building had been renovated during the Coptic age.