Archaeologists discover Greco-Roman era building in Egypt

CAIRO- Egyptian archaeologists say they have discovered parts of a huge red brick building dating back to the Greco-Roman period north of Cairo.

On Wednesday the Antiquities Ministry said building was found in the San El-Hagar archaeological site in Gharbia province.

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The ministry said archaeologists found a gold coin depicting King Ptolemy III, who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century BC and was an ancestor of the famed Cleopatra. They said the coin was made during the reign of King Ptolemy IV in memory of his father.

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They added that archaeologists unearthed other artifacts in the area that included pottery vessels, terracotta statues, bronze tools and a small statue of a ram.

Egypt has suffered a massive slump in tourism and it hopes these type of discoveries will inject some needed capital gain in tourism, which has suffered severely from political turmoil after the 2011 Arab uprising.

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