Ancient Roman city discovered under the silt of the Nile Delta


First Night History

Originally posted on Luxor Times in July 2014.

Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities and Heritage, announced the discovery of the remains of a Roman ancient city about 25 kilometres to the south of Rosetta in Behira governorate.

The city discovered under massive layers of silt during archaeological survey done by the international team formed between the ministry and Italian universities of Siena and Padova. Prof. Cristina Mondin, director of the archaeological mission, along with Giorgia Marchiori and Dr Mohamed Kenawi.

Ancient Roman City discovered Metalis by Luxor Times 1

The importance of this discovery that it would help to find out more details on the daily life of this era as well as the architecture of such cities. According to Dr. El Damaty, the discovered city is an excellent example of the Hellenistic Roman cities in Nile Delta. The site is an addition to the architectural elements in Kom El Ahmar and Kom El Wasit sites beside the huge Roman bath…

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