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Luxor Times: 2 Sept 2015

Luxor Times

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Mud brick wall unearthed in Fatimid Cairo

During his visit to the excavation site today as a part of the general site management and development for the area, Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty announced the discovery of a southern part of mud brick historic northern wall of Cairo in Al Gamaliya. It is believed to be a part of the old Fatimid wall. 

Mohamed Abd ElAziz, minister's assistant for Islamic and Coptic antiquities department, said "The project practically started in the middle of 2015. No antiquities were found in the excavation pits number 1 and 2. The discovered part of the wall was unearthed during excavation in pit number 3."

Abd El-Aziz added "A whole series of studies will take place in order to continue excavations to unearth the rest of the wall and confirm authenticity and dating to the Fatimid period."

#Egypt #Cairo #Archaeology #History #Antiquities #Islamic 

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