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NEWS: First ancient swimming pool found in historic Cairo

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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 07:15 PM
A swimming pool built in 1352 has been unearthed in Cairo. The pool believed to be one of the oldest of its kind found yet was built by the Emir Taz to celebrate his marriage. Experts believe that this find will enable them to find out more about the area and yield more secrets.
CAIRO (AFP) - A swimming pool has been unearthed under an ancient Mameluke palace in Cairo, the first such historic discovery in the capital, Egypt's state media reported.

Laborers stumbled across the pool accidentally during restoration work on the palace, which was built by Emir Taz in 1352 to celebrate his marriage to the Sultan Mohammed an-Nasir's daughter.

The palace was modified at the end of the 19th century, during the reign of Ali Pasha Mubarak, and transformed into a girls' school.

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I wonder if in 100 years they will still be digging up stuff in Egypt? No doubt there are endless wonders waiting to be discovered under the sand of Egypt. It will be interesting if we can find evidence of a master civilization that all the pyramid builders drew thier inspiration on?

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