Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a “massive” ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo in Egypt.
The Antiquities Ministry says, on Tuesday, the archaeologists also discovered an attached building that includes a large Roman bath and a chamber likely used for religious rituals.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the building is likely part of the residential block of the area, which was the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.
Memphis was founded around 3,100 B.C. It is also thought to have been founded as the capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt by Menes, the ruler of the first Egyptian dynasty, who united the kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt.
Egypt hopes such discoveries will help boost tourism , partially driven by antiquities sightseeing, which was hit hard by political turmoil following the 2011 uprising.