Roman ovens, Late Period wall discovered in Luxor

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A number of mud brick Roman ovens and a large wall from the Egyptian Late Period have been discovered at the Avenue of Sphinxes in Luxor.

Roman ovens, Late Period wall discovered in Luxor
Roman ovens, Late Period wall discovered in Luxor
Roman ovens, Late Period wall discovered in Luxor
Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities




During excavation work carried out at the Avenue of Sphinxes in the Nagaa Abu Asaba area in Luxor, an Egyptian archaeological mission discovered the Roman ovens, which were used to bake clay, and the large wall that once safeguarded the eastern side of the Nile from the flood.

Roman ovens, Late Period wall discovered in Luxor
Roman ovens, Late Period wall discovered in Luxor
Roman ovens, Late Period wall discovered in Luxor
Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Another wall made of sandstone blocks was also discovered. The wall is 30 meters long, 2.5 meters high and three meters wide.

Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [June 22, 2020]

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