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Discovery of 7,000-year-old lost city in Egypt near Abydos

Discovery of 7,000-year-old lost city in Egypt near Abydos

The discovery was made by Egyptian archaeologists near the city of Abydos.

 

7,000-year-old lost city in Egypt

7,000-year-old lost city in Egypt

The town were found 400 metres south of King Seti I Temple, which is situated in Abydos, one of the most ancient cities in Egypt. This newly discovered city is said to date back to 5,316 BCE.

The city likely housed high-ranking officials and grave builders. Its discovery may yield new insights on Abydos, one of the oldest cities in Ancient Egypt, the ministry said in a statement.

Experts say Abydos was Egypt’s capital towards the end of the Predynastic Period and during the rule of the first four dynasties.

The discovery was made 400 metres away from the temple of Seti I, a New Kingdom period memorial across the Nile from present day Luxor.

 

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