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Sidi Gaber
Sidi Gaber (Arabic: سيدي جابر‎‎) is a neighbourhood in Alexandria, Egypt.
Sidi Gaber
سيدي جابر

The clock of Sidi Gaber railway station
Coordinates: 31.221169°N 29.938073°E
Country
 Egypt
GovernorateAlexandria
CityAlexandria
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
The interior section of the neighborhood contains the Sidi Gaber railway station, the main rail entry point to Alexandria for most travelers. The station is one of the oldest in Egypt, having served the eastern regions of the city before their transformation into major urban districts (they had previously been summer resorts for foreigners and wealthy and middle-class Cairenes). As of 2011, the station is undergoing expansion, with the intent to turn old parts of the station into a railway museum, and include space for commerce in the newer sections.
Archaeology
In July 2018, archaeologists led by Zeinab Hashish announced the discovery of a 2.000-year-old 30-ton black granite sarcophagus. It contained three damaged skeletons in red-brown sewage water. According to archaeologist Mostafa Waziri, the skeletons looked like a family burial with a middle-aged woman and two men. Researchers also revealed a small gold artifact and three thin sheets of gold.[1][2][3][4]
Military
The Sidi Gaber neighbourhood hosts the headquarters of the Northern Military Region of the Egyptian Army and the Armed Forces Hospital in Alexandria.
Politics
The death of Khaled Saeed which triggered the 2011 Egyptian Revolution took place in Sidi Gaber Police station. Many protests took place in the area before the revolution and were dealt with brutally by the police.
See also
References
  1. ^ Specia, Megan (2018-07-19). "Inside That Black Sarcophagus in Egypt? 3 Mummies (and No Curses) (Published 2018)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  2. ^ Daley, Jason. "Scientists Begin Unveiling the Secrets of the Mummies in the Alexandria 'Dark Sarcophagus'". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  3. ^ August 2018, Owen Jarus 20. "That Massive Black Sarcophagus Contained 3 Inscriptions. Here's What They Mean". livescience.com. Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  4. ^ Rogers, James (2018-08-21). "'Cursed' ancient Egyptian sarcophagus reveals its grisly secrets". Fox News. Retrieved 2020-12-30.

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