Minister: Secret crypt discovered under Montaza Palace garden

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty has announced the discovery of a secret crypt under Alexandria's Montaza Palace gardens that goes back to the First and Second World Wars.
Damaty added Saturday during a visit to the Koshk al-Shay area in Alexandria that the crypt was used as an underground prison, as it consists of cells fitted with iron bars and has few windows.
The crypt was discovered a month ago and a detailed report is being prepared on it, according to the minister. Workers were cutting trees in the gardens when they made the discovery. 
The crypt will be developed into a tourist site for visitors, Damaty added.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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