Pharaonic fortress found inside turquoise mines in Sinai



An Egyptian-Canadian mission unearthed a Fort from the Old Kingdom in Fairuz area in South Sinai.

The mission, which is represented by experts from Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities and Toronto University, was conducting digging operations in Sahl El Markha site, 160 kilometers south of Suez, on the Western Coast of Sinai.

Dr. Mohamad Abdel Maqsoud, director-general of the Lower Egypt and Sinai monuments, said the unearthed stone fort rose three to Four metres high.

"The Fort was discovered inside turquoise and copper mines in the area.