Archaeologists discover Greco-Roman era building in Egypt

This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows a gold coin, depicting King Ptolemy III, who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C. and was an ancestor of the famed Cleopatra, that was found in the San El-Hagar archaeological site in Gharbia province, north of Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian archeologists said they discovered parts of a huge red brick building dating back to the Greco-Roman period and have unearthed other artifacts in the area, including pottery vessels, terracotta statues, bronze tools and a small statue of a ram. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)
This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows parts of a huge red brick building dating back to the Greco-Roman period, in the San El-Hagar archaeological site in Gharbia province, north of Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian archeologists said they have found a gold coin depicting King Ptolemy III, who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C. and was an ancestor of the famed Cleopatra and other artifacts in the area, including pottery vessels, terracotta statues, bronze tools and a small statue of a ram. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)

CAIRO — Egyptian archaeologists say they have discovered parts of a huge red brick building dating back to the Greco-Roman period north of Cairo.

The Antiquities Ministry says Wednesday the building was found in the Sa El-Hagar archaeological site in Gharbia province.

It says archaeologists found a gold coin depicting King Ptolemy III, who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C. and was an ancestor of the famed Cleopatra. It says the coin was made during the reign of King Ptolemy IV in memory of his father.

The ministry says archaeologists have unearthed other artifacts in the area, including pottery vessels, terracotta statues, bronze tools and a small statue of a ram.

Egypt hopes such discoveries will spur tourism, which has suffered from political turmoil following the 2011 uprising.

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