Egypt Unearths Ancient 3,100BC Building

In Egypt, archaeologists have made an exciting discovery of a remarkably large ancient building. This impressive structure was unearthed in Mit Rahina, a town located about 12 miles (20km) south of Cairo, the capital.

Alongside the main building, researchers also found an attached structure that features a spacious Roman bath and another chamber that likely served religious purposes. According to Mostafa Waziri, the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, this building likely formed part of the residential complex in the area, which was once the capital of ancient Egypt known as Memphis.

Memphis, established around 3,100BC, held great significance as it was the home of King Menes, the ruler who united Upper and Lower Egypt.

Describing the construction, Mr. Waziri explained that the building was constructed using brick blocks supported by massive limestone blocks. Its foundations, external walls, and inner staircase were made with red brick molds, providing insight into the ancient building techniques employed.

Excavation and further study of the area will be carried out to reveal more details about this remarkable find.

This discovery is significant for Egypt, as it hopes that such archaeological findings will help boost tourism. The country’s tourism industry, particularly focused on historical sites, suffered greatly due to the political unrest that followed the 2011 uprising.

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