In Photos: Ancient Egyptian School Discovered

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School house

Credit: Photo by Eugene Ball CC Attibution 2.5 Generic
Archaeologists have discovered a school, with Greek writings on its walls, at the ancient town of Trimithis at the Dakhla Oasis in the western desert of…Read More »

Egypt. Built about 1,700 years ago, it was in use for less than 20 years until it was closed and its buildings absorbed into a house owned by a town councillor named Serenos. The school may have closed because the teacher at the school moved or died. This image shows one of the schoolrooms and a text written by the teacher in red ink. [Read full story on ancient school]   Less «
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Owen Jarus writes about archaeology and all things about humans' past for Live Science. Owen has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto and a journalism degree from Ryerson University. He enjoys reading about new research and is always looking for a new historical tale.
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