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NEWS: Excavation uncovers ancient Egyptian town in northern Egypt

A faience tile in the form of the Eye of Horus found at the site (Source: Ahram Online).

A faience tile in the form of the Eye of Horus found at the site (Source: Ahram Online).

“At the Hyksos fort at Tel El-Yahoud area in Qalioubiya governorate in northern Egypt, an Egyptian excavation mission by the Ministry of State for Antiquities has stumbled upon an ancient Egyptian town from the Middle Kingdom, which dates from approximately 2000 BC to 1700 BC.

The town includes a residential area with a collection of houses and royal palaces, as well as a four metre-tall mud brick fortress and a necropolis with a large number of rock-hewn tombs.

A collection of lamps, amulets, clay pots, scarabs and faience floor tiles that were once used to decorate the palace of the New Kingdom kings Meneptah and Ramses II were also unearthed. A collection of mud brick tombs from the Hyksos era was also found, as were remains of a temple dedicated to the god Sotekh who was worshipped during the Hyksos era was also unearthed.

Adel Hussein, head of the ancient Egyptian department at the antiquities ministry, pointed out that such a site is very important as it reveals the daily life of ancient Egyptians from the New Kingdom until the Graeco–Roman era” – via Ahram Online.

Read more here.

More fascinating news! It’s so exciting when new artefacts are discovered, particularly if they reveal more about daily life!

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One comment on “NEWS: Excavation uncovers ancient Egyptian town in northern Egypt

  1. WOW ! Great news I wish I had been there when this tomb was discovered.so exciting.
    Thanks for sharing

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