Egypt unveils Roman-era incinerators, large wall in Luxor

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CAIRO, /Xinhua/

The Egyptian archeological mission unveiled several circular incinerators and a large mud-brick wall dating back to the Roman era in the city of Luxor, the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said on Monday.

“The incinerators were used to make pottery pots,” said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

He added that the 30-meter-long and 2.5-meter-high wall that is made of 17 giant mud blocs was important for protecting the eastern bank of the Nile River in the time of floods.

The wall extends from Karnak Temple in the north to the Temple of Luxor, Waziri added, noting that the crew has taken all protective and precautionary measures, including wearing face masks and keeping social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

The discovery was made during the excavation work that has started in 2017 along the Kebash road which will open to tourists soon, he added.

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