Egyptian archaeologists discover 1800-year-old residential city of Roman era
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered an 1,800-year-old Roman-era residential city in the heart of the southern city of Luxor, AP reports.
According to Mostafa Waziri, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, the city, built in the second and third centuries, is the oldest and most important city on the east bank of Luxor.
Archaeologists discovered a number of residential buildings as well as two pigeon towers - a structure used to keep pigeons - and a number of metal workshops.
Inside the workshops, the researchers found a collection of pots, tools, and bronze and copper Roman coins.