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Scientists Unearth a 5,000 Year Old Lost City in Egypt

Scientists Unearth a 5,000 Year Old Lost City in Egypt

An unearthed city in the southern province of Sohag has been discovered, that includes several roads, houses and graves. Experts say that the site has been buried for more than five millenniums.

The size of this newly discovered site is unknown, but according to Mahmud Afifi, the head of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities, this site might be from the time of when pharaohs ruled a united Egypt.

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Images Source: BBC – Picture shows what has been described as a grave in a city unearthed in southern Egypt that has been described as more than 5,000 years old.

Images revealed by the government show the newly discovered remains of architecture, and how they used mostly organic materials as their building blocks. The scientists also stated that many artifacts and other daily usable objects that were found in their homes, were discovered.

In addition, the scientists found a burial site, where they have, for now, only discovered fifteen burials; one of them is shown in the image released by the ministry. The experts also pointed out the fact that the graves of these regions were covered and not sealed. This suggests that many people buried at the site weren’t pharaohs, or at least the ones they have recently discovered to date.

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Image Source – Picture shows what has been described as a grave in a city unearthed in southern Egypt that has been described as more than 5,000 years old.

On the other hand, experts have pointed out the fact that many early rulers and kings of Egypt were buried at nearby Abydos in different sites. Archaeologists discovered a massive site over a hundred years ago, belonging to a pharaoh named Aha. In the excavation site they found tombs that were built for the servants, entertainers and animals; they discovered many potteries, all of which were sacrificed for the pharaoh so they could accompany him in the next world, as they believed.

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Image Source: BBC – Picture shows objects that were found in a city unearthed in southern Egypt that has been described as more than 5,000 years old.
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Image Source: BBC – Map of Abydos in Egypt

Unfortunately, the government of Egypt is not looking after its antiquities ministry, as they face continual financial problems due to the shortage of tourism, something they enjoyed prior to the revolution that took place over five years ago.

Source: The BBC, Independent


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