Archaeologists continue to make amazing discoveries- One of the oldest fortresses was excavated on the Sinai Peninsula. According to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, a team of archaeologists unearthed the remains of two towers, and found traces of an 85-meter wall. According to their calculations, the building was erected somewhere from 664 to 610 BC, during the XXVI dynasty. This is a very important discovery, because it allows you to better understand the development of Egyptian fortresses and gives an idea of the strategic importance of the Sinai Peninsula in ancient times.
It is known that the Sinai Peninsula was extremelyimportant for the protection of ancient Egypt, because it was a border area, where you could repel attacks from the current Israel. According to the researchers, the defensive wall stood on a hill, and the total number of clay brick towers was 16 pieces. Probably, the fortress was built on top of another, unfinished structure - by comparing them, researchers can understand the evolution of the defenses of ancient Egypt.
The fortress consisted of many rooms in whichmost likely, the soldiers rested and the water was kept. Near the walls were built small houses of clay bricks - in place of one of them, archaeologists found a quartz amulet with the name of the pharaoh of the 26th dynasty.
It is believed that the fortress was destroyed duringa long siege - this could have happened the Persian invasion in 525 BC. Archaeologists continue to dig and hope to learn more about the construction of the fortress. Probably, the find will cause a great interest among tourists to the Sinai Peninsula.
Recently in Egypt doing quite a lotinteresting discoveries. For example, recently archaeologists managed to find a cemetery with two sarcophagi that belonged to very important people. More information about this find can be found in our material.
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