Byzantine Treasure Discovered in Alexandria
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-03-14 15:31
Egypt Online: Hungarian mission workers in western Alexandria have discovered gold pieces and jewelry dating from the 4th century CE. Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni has announced that a treasure trove of gold coins and a bracelet were found in an excavation of the Temple of Isis, built by Ptolemies in the 4th century CE. The pieces date to the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. The pieces will be sent to the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria.