Two silos and a housing unit dating back to King Ramses II reign were found in Tal al-Abqaeen, Beheira governorate.
Chief of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector Ayman Ashmawy said the two units were found in good condition surrounded by remains of a square wall of adobe brick and a rectangular courtyard.
“A room for the observer of the silos and another for the guards were also found,” said a press release.
During the cleaning operations, remains of animals and fish bones were found which show the silos were also used for food preservation.
“Pottery ovens were also unearthed,” said Director of Antiquities in Lower Egypt Nadia Khedr.
The discovery shows that ancient Egyptians were aware of roasting grains.
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