Friday, 1 December 2017

Discovery of 7000-Year-Old Egyptian City

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the ruins of an ancient city and an adjoining cemetery that date back 7000 years to 5,316 BC. According to a statement by the antiquities ministry, the site can be traced back to Egypt's First Dynasty.

The find was made in the province of Sohag, and is situated 400 meters away from the King Seti I Temple at Abydos city, Egypt Independent reported.

Remains of huts, stone tools and pottery have been found. The cemetery features 15 large graves, which according to Hany Aboul Azm, the head of the Central Administration of Upper Egypt Antiquities, could have belonged to high-ranking officials.

The discovery is of particular significance because it could provide insight on Abydos, one of Ancient Egypt's oldest cities. Based on earlier research, Abydos is considered to have been the capital of ancient Egypt towards the end of the Predynastic Period — the time before recorded history from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic Age.