Pharaonic palaces discovered in Upper Egypt

The Ministry of Antiquities on Wednesday announced the discovery of a group of pharaonic palaces in Wadi al-Gadid in Upper Egypt.

The palaces, believed to belong to the Sixth Dynasty, are estimated to be 3200 years old.

According to a ministry statement, a French excavation team made the discovery in Balat village in the Dakhla Oasis, around 500 km south of Cairo.

In a statement, Maher Bashandy, general director for Egyptian monuments in Dakhla, said the palaces date back to 1200 BC.

The ministry on Monday announced the discovery of another palace in Dakhla that dates back to the Roman era.

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