The Polish Center for Mediterranean Archaeology excavated two Pharaonic-era paintings on the Red Sea according to the Antiquities Ministry, Mada Masr reported.

One of the paintings dates back to Egypt's Middle Kingdom (2134-1690 BC) and the second is from the Second Intermediate Period (1674-1549 BC).

In partnership with the University of Warsaw, a team from the Polish Center for Mediterranean Archaeology uncovered the paintings at the Queen Bernice port on the Red Sea.

Antiquities Minister Mandouh Al Damaty said in a news conference Sunday that the team had also successfully excavated a number of objects that go back to the Roman age and it had uncovered parts of the facade of the Bernice Temple.

Founded by Ptolemy II, Bernice is an ancient port city located west of the Red Sea, approximately 800 kilometers south of the Suez Canal. Ptlomey II's motive to create Bernice was to deploy a large number of expeditions to locate elephants to be used during wartime.

The paintings were dug up as part of the remains of Bernice Temple and were discovered among objects from the Roman Era. This proves that the port remained active after Pharoanic era, Damaty said during the press conference.

The Polish Center for Mediterranean Archaeology is a community of archaeologists, researchers and conservators. Situated in the heart of Cairo, the center works hand in hand with the Antiquities Ministry and the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Many respected researchers and archaeologists are actively advocating for the enhancement of local research as well as the complete documentation of all discoveries. They are also seeking to be active participants in on-site excavations in local communities.

The Ministry of Antiquities have not disclosed any information on the conditions of the objects found as well as if or when they'll be available for exhibitions and public view.