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First Complete Residential City in Luxor Revealed

Tue 24 Jan 2023 | 10:42 PM
Ali abo dishish

Egyptian archaeologists succeeded in unearthing a complete residential city the historic city of Luxor dating back to the Roman period. It was nearby Yassi Andrawos Palace beside Luxor Temple.

It was also described as the first unearthed ancient city with complete components.

The Egyptian mission was headed by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. 

Waziri explained that the unearthed city is believed that it was an extension of the ancient city of Thebes, adding that it could be the central city on the central bank of the Nile.

Among the finds were the remains of homes and two pigeon-housing towers that the mission believed that they date back to the second or third century.

the mission found the remains of ceramic vessels that they believed were used as makeshift nests for the pigeons inside the towers, according to Dr. Fathy Yassin, Director General of Antiquities of Upper Egypt.

The remains of several workshops for the manufacture and forming metals were also unearthed, and they contained a number of pots, water kettles, flasks, pottery, and Roman copper and bronze coins.

The excavation works that resulted in the discovery of the city began in September 2022.

The statement added that the previous excavations in the area found a number of Byzantine relics, more Roman coins, a part of a wall, and an old storehouse dating back to the Roman period.

By the end of the statement, Waziri praised the work of Egyptian archaeological missions this year, adding that this season seems to be a very successful one, highlighting that the continued further digs could uncover more antiquities. 

Contributed by: Rana Atef