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Egypt unveils bath of Greco Roman era

This undated photo provided by Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows a huge red brick building in the Nile Delta province of Gharbia, Egypt. Egyptian archeologists have uncovered parts of a huge red brick building that dated back to the Greco Roman era in the Nile Delta province of Gharbia, the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement on Wednesday. The building is most probably part of a bath. (Xinhua)

CAIRO, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian archeologists have uncovered parts of a huge red brick building that dated back to the Greco Roman era in the Nile Delta province of Gharbia, the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement on Wednesday.

The building is most probably part of a bath. It measures about 16 meters long, 3.5 meters wide and 1.80 meters high, the statement added.

The mission also found pottery vessels, terracotta statues, bronze tools, stone fragment engraved with hieroglyphs and a small statue of a ram, it added.

It added that the most important discovered artifact is a gold coin of King Ptolemy II, which was made in the reign of King Ptolemy IV in memory of his father.

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