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Excavations at several Islamic, Coptic archaeolgoical sites in Egypt to resume

Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 20 Dec 2018
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Ten archaeological missions are set to start excavations at several Islamic and Coptic sites in Egypt.

Gamal Mostafa, the head of the Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Antiquities Department at the antiquities ministry, said that the missions will work at two 4th century sites in the New Valley governorate, where ruins of a Roman citadel were discovered.

Excavation work at both sites was halted in 2010.

Other missions will work in the Balaziya area in Assiut, at a 5th century site in Abu Henes Monastery in Menia, and at the White Monastery in Sohag, where the ruins of a handicraft workshop and settlement were discovered. Five other missions will work in North and South Sinai.

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