Ancient Greek and Roman Cemetery Discovered in Egypt

This skeleton was just one of the recent discoveries at the ancient cemetery of Ismailia. Credit: ET

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced recently that an ancient Greek and Roman cemetery has been discovered in Ismailia.

According to reports, the cemetery has multiple levels. The upper levels date back to ancient Greek and Roman times, while the lower are from Egypt’s pre-dynastic eras.

The Ministry of Antiquities’ mission working in Ismailia, called the Hassan Dawood archaeological area, has unearthed a part of a multi-layered cemetery “dating back to the Roman, Greek, and pre-dynastic eras,” the statement of the country’s Ministry noted on Thursday.

Nadia Khadr, the head of the Central Department of Nile Delta Antiquities, said that the first layer contains both mass graves and individual graves.

These were made of mud bricks and date back to Greek and Roman times.

Ismailia, a city in northeastern Egypt, is also known as the “City of Beauty and Enchantment.”