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Archaeologists surprised by discovery of 6th century Christian town in Egypt

Polish researchers have found a well-planned Christian town dating to the sixth century in northern Egypt.
"Modern" sixth century construction

CAIRO — A team of Polish researchers has discovered evidence of a well-planned Christian settlement dating to the sixth century in the ancient Egyptian port city of Marea.

The discovery was made along Lake Mariout about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Alexandria just a few miles south of the Mediterranean Sea near the present-day village of Hawwariya.

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