Hidden Ruins Of Roman-Era City In Egypt: Remains of a magnificent metropolis of Roman times have been found in Egypt. In these remains, we can get a glimpse of the living conditions of the Roman people in that period. Egyptian archaeologists claim to have found an 1,800-year-old “complete Roman-era residential metropolis” in the center of the southern city of Luxor. According to Mustafa Waziri, chief of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, the city is “the oldest and most important city on the east bank of Luxor” and dates to the 2nd and 3rd centuries.
is a unique archaeological find
In the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a Roman-era residential metropolis with several residential buildings including two pigeon towers and several metal workshops. Not only this, researchers have also found a collection of utensils, bronze and copper Roman coins inside the workshops. This is a unique archaeological find in Egypt.
Actually, the excavation here is usually of temples and tombs. This west coast of Luxor is especially known for being the famous Valley of the King and Queen. Even in the year 2021, Egyptian archaeologists announced the discovery of the 3,000-year-old Lost Golden City on the west coast of Luxor. Then the archaeological team claimed it to be the largest ancient city ever found in Egypt.
Efforts to bring tourism industry back on track
Critics of such discoveries in Egypt say that increased excavations have prioritized discoveries like these that would draw media attention over rigorous scientific investigation. However, this kind of discovery in this country of pyramids is part of important efforts to revive the important tourist areas there after the political upheaval as well as the Kovid-19 (COVID-19) epidemic.
The Egyptian government plans to open the long-delayed Grand Egyptian Museum built on the grounds of the Giza pyramids. In fact, the Egyptian government aims to bring 30 million visitors annually by 2028, up from 13 million before the pandemic.
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