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Graeco-Roman baths discovered in Egypt


An Egyptian Archaeological Mission from the Supreme Council of Antiquities has uncovered Parts of a huge red brick building during excavations carried out at San El-Hagar archaeological site at Gharbia Governorate.

Graeco-Roman baths discovered in Egypt
Credit: Ministry of Antiquities
Dr. Ayman Ashmawy, Head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities explains that the discovered building most probably is a part of a bath dating back to the Graeco-Roman era; it is about 16 meters long, and its measure 3.5 x 1.80 meters.

Graeco-Roman baths discovered in Egypt
Credit: Ministry of Antiquities
The Mission would complete its work during the coming seasons to reveal more parts of the building and its function.

Graeco-Roman baths discovered in Egypt
Credit: Ministry of Antiquities
Dr. Ashmawy continues that the mission also found pottery vessels, terracotta statues, bronze tools, a stone fragment engraved with hieroglyphs and a small statue of a ram.

Graeco-Roman baths discovered in Egypt
Credit: Ministry of Antiquities
On his part Dr. Saeed Al-Asal Head of the mission said that the most important discovered artifacts is a gold coin of Ptolemy III, which was made in the reign of Ptolemy IV in memory of his father.

Graeco-Roman baths discovered in Egypt
Credit: Ministry of Antiquities
The diameter of the coin is 2.6 cm and weighs about 28 gr. on one of the coin’s faces is decorated with a portrait of Ptolemy III wearing the crown and the other side bears the Land if Prosperity surround with the name of the king.

Source: Ministry of Antiquities [May 23, 2018]

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