‘Distinguished’ Greco-Roman tombstone unearthed at Alexandria cemetery

by Luke Higgins

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An Egyptian archaeological mission has unearthed the remains of several Greco-Roman tombs, including a “distinguished” tombstone, in the eastern cemetery of the ancient city of Alexandria.

The archaeologists made the finds at the Al-Abd site, which falls within the Hellenistic cemetery, located on Alexandria’s sea shore.

Mostafa Waziri Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities said that the remains include a collection of offering vessels, and lamps decorated with scenes of Ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman deities.

“But the most important item of this discovery is a very distinguished tombstone that was once used to close one of the cemetery’s burial shafts,” Waziri told Ahram Online

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