Tombs dating back 2,300 years found in Egypt
Cairo: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered several Greek and Roman tombs dating from as early as 332 B.C. in the Al-Qabari district of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, authorities said.
The Ministry of State for Antiquities said Thursday in a statement that it suspected antiquities might be found at a planned construction site for a public service building and dispatched a team of experts who found the burial chambers there.
The tombs have two stories and some parts are submerged in subterranean water.
Al-Qabari is considered a major archaeological zone because it is home to the necropolis of Alexandria and numerous other ancient tombs have been found there.
The newly discovered tombs do not contain mummies or skeletons and were used to bury citizens who were not high-ranking officials.
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