In Egypt, archaeologists found an ancient building with Roman baths and a room for ceremonies
Experts point out that this finding is a further confirmation that the houses of the ancient Egyptians settled in the sanctuary in honor of the Supreme deities.
CAIRO, September 26. /Offset. Dean Drunk TASS/. The ruins of the ancient houses have been discovered by archaeologists, leading excavations in the area of the first capital of United Egypt, Memphis, 20 km South of Cairo. This was announced by the Ministry of antiquities of the country. The discovery belongs to an Egyptian archaeological mission, conducting research in the area of the settlement of Mit-Rihani.
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According to General Secretary of the Supreme Council of antiquities Mustafa Vaziri, the building, which is very well preserved Foundation that gives a holistic view of its size and interior spaces, interesting primarily for its size — 17 14.5 m. Apparently, he said, “this house was part of the residential quarter of the district.” The house itself was built of huge limestone blocks and mud brick, external walls and internal passages, including stairs, built of red brick.
Experts note excellent preservation of the structure. The greatest interest of archaeologists called two rooms: one housed the Roman baths, and in the next, judging by the found artifacts, performed the rites of religious worship. This, according to scientists, in particular, indicate the decorated stone sinks, vases, dishes and various tools to perform cleansing rituals. One of the rectangular bowls, extant in very good condition, decorated with the head of an ancient deity the Devil.
Historians believe that this finding is a further confirmation of the theory that in the private homes of the ancient Egyptians settled in the sanctuary in honor of the Supreme deities.
According to the head of the Department of antiquities of Cairo and Giza Adel Okashi, archaeologists are still far from completing the excavations in this place. “This house keeps a lot of secrets”, — he added.
Memphis was founded on the border of Upper and Lower Egypt on the Western Bank of the Nile at the beginning of the III Millennium BC, It lasted until the second half of the first Millennium and went down in history as the first capital of the United States. Thanks to its exceptional geographical position, the city was an important stronghold of the various pharaohs, and was famous as a center of cosmopolitanism, becoming a home to numerous representatives of foreign Nations. The city was surrounded by funerary and temple complexes that archaeologists seek and find regularly.