An ancient tunnel with a length of 1300 meters was discovered in Egypt

(ORDO NEWS) — The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Egypt made a statement about the new discovery.

During excavations in the coastal city of Alexandria, in the north of the country, a stone tunnel was discovered. It was laid at a depth of 13 meters and dates back to 280-270 BC. is.

The underground tunnel was called a geometric miracle. It was discovered by Kathleen Martinez and her research team.

It is located in the area of ​​the temple of Taposiris Magna, which is closer to the west of Alexandria. Archaeologists have been working in this area for a long time and are trying to find Cleopatra’s tomb.

An ancient tunnel with a length of 1300 meters was discovered in Egypt
Taposiris Magna

This is a very massive underground passage, which stretches for 1305 meters, and its height is 2 meters. Archaeologists also found alabaster heads near the temple.

They belong to the Ptolemaic era (305-30 BC), among the artifacts was the head of the Sphinx.

It is known that part of the tunnel is flooded by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Most likely, the water got here after the earthquakes in Alexandria.

It is known that in the period from 320 BC e. to 1303 AD e. there were at least 20 of them here.

In terms of architecture, the discovered tunnel resembles the Eupalinos tunnel, located in Greece on the island of Samos.

It is still considered one of the most important engineering achievements of the classical world.

The Temple of Taposiris Magna is literally translated as “the great tomb of Osiris”. It was an ancient city and was founded by Ptolemy II.

Alexander the Great conquered this temple in 332 BC and founded Alexandria in its place. The temple itself became the center of the Koyak religious festival.

For the past 14 years, Dr. Kathleen Martinez has been leading excavations in this area. She is convinced that somewhere in this area is the tomb of Cleopatra and her lover Mark Antony.

Previously, gold coins with the image of the empress, a necropolis, mummies and many ancient statues were found near the temple.

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