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Ancient coins found near St. Catherine’s Monastery

(eTN) - Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni announced Sunday that two golden coins of the Byzantine emperor Valens (AD 364-378) were unearthed early this week in the Sayl al-Tuhfah area in Gebel Abbas, located west of Saint Catherine’s monastery in Sinai. He added that these coins were found during routine excavations carried out by the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA).

American archaeologists stumble upon Neolithic and Graeco-Roman finds in Fayoum, Egypt

(eTN) - An American archaeological mission from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) unearthed an almost intact Neolithic settlement and the remnants of a Graeco-Roman village in Faiyum, while carrying out a magnetic survey. This discovery was announced today by Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni.