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Egypt says archaeologists found more artifacts at Cairo dig

AP  |  Cairo 

says archeologists working at a dig in have found several fragments of stone slabs with inscriptions dating back up to 4,000 years.

The said on Tuesday that the artifacts were the latest finds in eastern Cairo's Matariya neighborhood.

Some of the fragments date back to the 12th and the 20th Dynasties and the Third Intermediate Period while others are more recent.

Egyptologist Dietrich Raue, the of the mission, says one inscription points to Atum, an important and frequently mentioned god, as being responsible for the flooding of the in the Late Period, from 664-332 BC.

frequently announces archaeological discoveries, hoping this will spur interest in its ancient treasures and revive tourism, which was hit hard by political turmoil following the 2011 uprising.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 19:30 IST