The Egyptian-French archaeological mission of the European Institute for Underwater Archeology (IEASM), discovered the wreck of a warship from the Ptolemaic period.
Director of the center, Sergei Ivanov, indicated that the importance of the archaeological discovery comes from the history and position of Alexandria.
Egypt became part of the Macedonian Empire after the victory of Alexander the Great over the Persian king Dara III in 332 BC.
The mission of the New York University-ISAW at the temple of Ramses II in Abydos discovered the temple’s foundation deposits at its south-west corner which was buried in 1279 BC.
The structure of the ancient cemetery was found by chance as excavators supplied sewage lines to the village of Kom Ashqaw in Tama, north of Sohag.
This discovery is the first work of the School of Excavations in its first season. Al-Hafayr School was established in Central Egypt.
The discovery was made while the commission was undergoing their current works of removing groundwater from under the Temple of Kom Ombo in the city of Aswan, south of Egypt.