Founded by one of Alexander the Greats generals, the Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt for some 300 years, fusing Greek and ancient Egyptian cultures. The Ptolemaic dynasty ruled from around 330 BC to 30 BC and was Egypt's last Greek ruler before the country fell under Roman. Queen Cleopatra was the dynasty's final sovereign. Archaeologists unearthed 383 bronze coins dating back to King Ptolemy III who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C. and was an ancestor of the famed Cleopatra, they were in excellent condition.
Other artifacts were unearthed in the area included three necklaces made of ostrich egg shell dated back to the 4th millennium B.C., parts of a whale skeleton around 42 million years old and a pot of kohl eyeliner from the Ottoman Empire. The ministry said it was the first time Egyptian archaeologists had found necklaces made from ostrich eggshell at Fayum. The objects will all be displayed in the new Egyptian museum under construction near the pyramids of Giza.
Source: Associated Press.