Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Ancient Multi-layered Cemetery Discovered at Ismailia.

Thu 07 Nov 2019 | 05:40 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

The archaeological mission of the Ministry of Antiquities, working at Hassan Dawood mount site in Ismailia, revealed part of a multi-layered cemetery dating from the Greek, Roman and pre-dynastic era.

On his part, Dr. Ayman Ashmawy, head of the Egyptian antiquities sector, explained that discovery is a multi-layer cemetery, consists of upper layers of mass graves made of mud bricks and dating from the Greek and Roman eras, whereas the lower layers of the cemetery consists of burials from the pre-dynastic era.

On the other hand, Dr. Nadia Khadr, head of the Central Administration for the Antiquities in the North Sea, Sinai and the North Coast, said that the mission was able to find mass graves and inpidual mud bricks, in addition to a number of pottery distinctive for the period before and the beginning of the dynasties and the Greek and Roman eras.

Hassan Dawood mount site is one of the important archaeological sites in the region of Ismailia and east of the Delta; it includes important archaeological layers ranging from pre-beginning and the beginning of the dynasties to the Greco-Roman times, which the Ministry of Antiquities places special importance to the detection and preservation of more archaeological layers.