Egypt Unearths Remains of Greco-Roman Temple in North Sinai

Egypt has announced the discovery of the remains of a Greco-Roman temple in North Sinai.

In a statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said that an Egyptian archaeological mission unearthed the remains of a temple for Zeus at the site of Tell el-Farama in North Sinai.

Secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, Mustafa Waziri said the location of the temple was determined after excavators found remains of a huge gate on the surface of the earth at the site.

The gate consisted of two pink granite columns, each about 8 meters long and 1 meter thick, in addition to a granite lintel that was installed at the top of the gate, Waziri added.

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Meanwhile, the head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Ayman Ashmawy, said the temple was built of mud bricks on a raised platform.

The Greco-Roman Period in Egypt (332 BC -395 AD) marks the end of Persian rule over Egypt.


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