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Egyptian Archaeologists Find What Appears to be Submerged Roman City

Egyptian archaeologists say they have found what appears to be the ruins of a Roman city submerged in the Mediterranean Sea.

A statement Monday says the ruins were found at least 25 kilometers east of the Suez Canal on Egypt's north coast.

It says archaeologists discovered buildings, bronze vases and pieces of pottery dating from the period when Egypt was part of the Roman empire. The period started in 30 B.C. and lasted for several hundred years.

The discovery also included the ruins of a Roman castle. Other parts of the castle were discovered nearly 100 years ago.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.