Ancient fortified City Unearthed (news-24)

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France)
Ancient fortified city unearthed From News-24:
Cairo - Egypt's antiquities authority says archaeologists have unearthed
3 000-year-old remains of the largest ancient Egyptian fortified city while exploring an old military road in Sinai that once connected Egypt to Palestine. Story

Zahi Hawass: (image former project) Chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said on Wednesday that archaeologists unearthed relief of King Thutmose II (1516-1504 BC), thought to be the first such royal monument found in Sinai. It indicates that Thutmose II may have built a fort in the area. more.

NOTE: A 500-by-250 meter mud brick fort with several 4m high towers dating to King Ramses II (1304-1237 BC) were unearthed in the same area, he said. The ancient military road known as "Way of Horus" is close to present-day Rafah which borders the Gaza Strip. Source
Zahi Hawass (May 28, 1947)
Interview with Zahi Hawass:
-NOVA Online (

OUOTE: "It's very important to reveal the mystery of the pyramid. Science in archaeology is very important. People all over the world are waiting to solve this mystery." -Zahi Hawass

Secrets of the Valley of the Kings: here.
About: Hawass is currently spearheading a movement to return many prominent Ancient Egyptian artifacts, such as the Rosetta Stone, the bust of Nefertiti, the zodiac ceiling painting from the Dendera Temple, the bust of Ankhhaf (the architect of the Chephren Pyramid), and the statue of Hemiunu, nephew of the Pharaoh Khufu, builder of the largest pyramid, to Egypt from collections in various other countries...

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