A few days ago, the prestigious Daily Mail shed the light on a recent archaeological discovery in Egypt which is the earliest mall center in history.
The newspaper highlighted that archaeologists managed to unearth the debris of an ancient urban compound that dates back to the 6th century.
Designed as the modern mall centers, the compound is characterized by urban complexity and organization which was not that common in the late Ancient Egyptian times and Greco Roman periods.
Located nearby Alexandria, the units of the ancient compound are identical and one-sized. Therefore, archaeologists think that those buildings were established by Christians who used to passed this road to visit holy Coptic places such as Abu Mena.
The compound consisted of stores, a hospital, baths, and dozens of attachments to serve the residents of the city which make it so close to the recent designs of modern cities and hypermarkets.
Historically, this location is known as Maria city founded by Greco Romans. Therefore, experts believe that the city was well organized and put the needs of the residents into consideration.