Archaeological find beneath Koam ad-Dekkah
Egypt, Culture, 2/2/2000
A major archaeological discovery has been recently made at Koam ad-Dekkah, Alexandria unveiling the features of a complete residential district covering a total area of 40.000 sq. m (13 feddans) dating back to Greco-Roman era.
The district resided by the well-off class was flanked by the royal district north of Alexandria where the ruling class lived and the popular class to the south.
The district comprised many houses, workshops and Byzantine school in addition to multilevel Islamic cemetery.
A major component of the discovery is a prototypical Roman villa dating back to the first Century AD.
The flooring is covered with small-stone mosaic, portraying seven complete square shaped paintings of birds in varying positions.
Another chamber has a flooring of mosaic depicting a small lamb encircled with varying geometrical and decorative shapes.
Discovered also were two main streets of ancient city of Alexandria (R4-Theatre ) with the length of 220 meters. The street had 50 columns, of which only five have been so far discovered.
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