Posted by: nuweiba | April 21, 2008

Mamluk castle discovered in northern Sinai

Egyptian archaeological mission unearthed a new military castle for Sultan Qounsoa Al Ghouri in El Tina Plain, Northern Sinai, dating back to the reign of ‘Mamluks’ . This came after just two weeks of unearthing the first castle in Qantara area, East Ismailia.

The Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, stated that the first castle is situated in East Qantara, being the first castle built in Egypt. It contains military industry city and glass factories, while the second one is situated in El Tina Plain, Northern Sinai, dating back to the same reign of ‘ Mamluks’.

Dr. Zahi Hawwas, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities cited that the castle built on an area of 300metters, adding the two castles were of top military and history importance to the cities in which they have been unearthed.

from http://egyptology.blogspot.com/2008/04/mamluk-castle-discovered-in-northern.html

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