Remains of a Greek-Roman settlement have been unearthed in Alexandria, Egypt.
Egypt’s archaeologists have made a breakthrough after discovering the remnants of an old suburb dating from the Greek-Roman era in Alexandria.
During excavation work in the Shattabi area, the ruins of the residential and commercial town were discovered.
Around 700 objects were discovered, including plates of all forms and sizes, as well as a variety of equipment employed in industrial activity. According to preliminary studies on the remains of the unearthed suburb of the city, the main street was joined by several smaller sub streets that were connected by a sewer network, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
This network appears to have been in operation in the town for a long time, according to evidence.
This discovery, according to Ibrahim Mustafa, Minister of the General Secretary of the Higher Archaeology Council, suggests that it was most likely heavily tied to Alexandrian trade, as well as fishing and the associated tool business.
It emphasizes the many activities that took place at the Egyptian capital’s external walls during the Greek and Roman eras, including sites for travelers and visitors to the city.
This site’s excavator work took up to nine months to finish.
It also led to the discovery of carved-in-the-rock water wells and a vast network of subterranean tanks coated in a layer of pink sleep, which were used to store wells.
They discovered more than 40 wells and tanks in total, along with a variety of pots, statues, and trails that demonstrate how productive and intense the area was at the time.
According to certain investigations, the unearthed suburb also had several stores, according to Dr Khaled Abu Al-Hamad, General Manager, Alexandria.
Experts believe they were used to sell the pots as well as to create statues of idols, famous heroes, and emperors.
The legendary hero Alexander the Great, who was the King of the ancient Greek country of Macedon and a member of the Agread dynasty, was born in around 356 BC and died in Babylon in 323 BC, was among the idols in this collection.
There were also the remains of a basin with a chamber, which could have been dedicated to the gods Athens and Dimitra.
Dr. Abu Al-Hamad further stated that there are still remnants of mixtures, coins, weights, and other items. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”