Egypt Independent

US Consulate hands over ancient artifacts found in garden



The US Consulate in Alexandria has handed over four artifacts to the Antiquities Ministry after consulate staff found them in the garden during cleaning and the renovation work.
 
A committee of archaeologists formed by the ministry to examine the artifacts has confirmed that they are antquities, Director of the Antique Collectibles Department, Ali Dahi, said in a press statement on Thursday.
 
Dahi pointed out that although the relics are in a good condition, they were transferred to Koam al-Shoqafa archeological area for restoration work.
 
The four artifacts, according to Ali, consist of three marble pillars of different sizes dating back to the Greco-Roman era, along with a marble water vessel that dates back to the Islamic era.