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Archaeologists have identified remnants of what they say is an ancient gymnasium, hailing from the Hellenistic period, reports ABC News. The country’s antiquities ministry confirmed the find, which was made approximately 50 miles southwest of Cairo. The gym contains a meeting hall, which was once adorned with statues, as well as a dining hall, courtyard, and a racetrack that’s nearly 200 meters long.
Cornelia Roemer, who is the head of the German-Egyptian mission who made the discovery, reportedly said that the find shows the great extent of Greek influence in Egypt.