CAIRO: A massive ancient building has been discovered in Egypt by archaeologists in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometres, or 12 miles, south of Cairo. The Antiquities Ministry said on Tuesday an attached building was also excavated by the archaeologists.
The attached building also includes a large Roman bath and a chamber for religious rituals presumably.
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Secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, stated the building is probably part of the residential block of the area. He also added this residential block was the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.
Memphis, founded around 3,100 B.C., was home to Menes, the king who united Upper and Lower Egypt.
The tourism of Egypt was hit hard following the political turmoil due to the 2011 uprising. After the discovery of this new ancient building, Egypt is hopeful that such discoveries will attract tourism ones again, partially driven by antiquities sightseeing.