This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with the remains dating back to before the pharaohs in Tell el-Samara, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt. Chief archaeologist Frédéric Gio says that his team found silos with animal bones and food, with indication of human habitation as early as 5,000 B. C. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a village with remains that date from before the pharaohs by about 2000 years.
The egyptian Ministry of Antiquities said that the Neolithic site was discovered in Tell el-Samara, about 87 km north of Cairo. Chief archaeologist Frédéric Gio said his team found silos with animal bones and food, with indication of human habitation as early as 5,000 B. C. Pottery and stone tools were also found.
The pharaonic era began around 3,000 B. C. and the pyramids of Giza were built 500 years later.
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The village is one of the oldest found in the Nile Delta, according to a Facebook post from the Ministry Sunday.
In the past few years, Egypt has touted discoveries in the hope of the revival of tourism after the turmoil that followed the 2011 revolution.
In a separate project, archaeologists have recently unlocked the secrets of a mysterious ancient “cursed” black granite sarcophagus.
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The huge coffin, which was unearthed in the city of Alexandria, was found to contain three skeletons, and golden plates with the remains. The tomb dates from the Ptolemaic period between 305 B. C. and B. C. 30
Experts also recently found the oldest solid cheese in the tomb of Ptahmes, the mayor of the ancient city of Memphis.
A mummy buried in the South of Egypt more than 5000 years ago, also revealed his gruesome secrets, shedding new light on the prehistoric embalming practices. In addition, a mysterious sphinx, was discovered during road works in the Egyptian city of Luxor.
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In another project, experts unearthed a 2,200 year old gold coin with the effigy of the old King Ptolemy III, an ancestor of the famous Cleopatra.
Experts in the South of Egypt recently discovered a very rare marble head depicting the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
In Australia, archaeologists found the battered remains of an ancient priestess in a 2500 year-old Egyptian coffin that was long thought to be empty.
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On the other side of the world, a rare ancient artifact effigy of the famous female pharaoh Hatshepsut to the surface in the united kingdom a Wonderful new research also claims that King Tutankhamun may have been a child soldier, which he called the theory he was weak and sickly youth to his mysterious death at around the age of 18 years.
Experts in the united kingdom also found the world’s oldest figurative tattoos on two ancient Egyptian mummies recently, one of the oldest tattooed woman that has ever been discovered.
Other recent finds include an ancient cemetery in Egypt with more than 40 mummies and a chain with a ‘ message from the hereafter.” An old statue of a Nubian king with an inscription written in Egyptian hieroglyphs was also found at a River temple in Sudan.
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Scientists also believe that she may have been the secret of the Great Pyramid near-perfect alignment. Experts are also confident that they have solved the ancient mystery of the screaming mummy.”
In February, archaeologists announced the discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids. At the end of last year by archaeologists revealed that they had discovered the graves of four children, on an ancient site in Egypt.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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