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7,000-year-old lost city unearthed in Egypt


Posted on Saturday, 26 November, 2016 | Comment icon 8 comments

The city was found during excavations at Abydos. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 RsAzevedo
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an ancient city and graveyard at Abydos in southern Egypt.
Thought to date back as far as 5316 BC, the city, which was found in the province of Sohag, would have housed high-ranking officials and grave builders who lived during Egypt's first dynasty.

Among the finds at the site were the remains of pots, huts and stone instruments as well as 15 large graves including some that were even bigger than the royal graves in Abydos.

"[This] proves the importance of the people buried there and their high social standing during this early era of ancient Egyptian history," Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said in a statement.

"This discovery can shed light on a lot of information on the history of Abydos."

Source: News.com.au | Comments (8)


Tags: Egypt, Abydos


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by brlesq1 on 24 November, 2016, 8:32
Pretty cool. I wonder what else they'll find?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Stiff on 26 November, 2016, 17:59
Very cool. It makes you wonder just what other unfound gems are out there waiting to be discovered.
Comment icon #3 Posted by cormac mac airt on 26 November, 2016, 18:17
Just a point of clarification seeder, the bold date above is not in the article which actually says in part "dates back more than 5,000 years". It is however an interesting find.  cormac
Comment icon #4 Posted by seeder on 26 November, 2016, 18:38
  hhhmmm... cheers for that, think the BBC must have corrected their article then....I just did a copy n paste!!
Comment icon #5 Posted by jarjarbinks on 26 November, 2016, 20:23
if they find something that will change the history too much, it will just go dark and no one will ever know about it.
Comment icon #6 Posted by cormac mac airt on 26 November, 2016, 20:42
Including those people convinced of things "go(ing) dark", for the reason given in the above claim, which leaves a non-argument.  cormac
Comment icon #7 Posted by paperdyer on 26 November, 2016, 21:57
Maybe they will find a huge round cover stone with a wheel with strange markings on it under the stone.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Athena1979 on 28 November, 2016, 0:53
So, Abydos is a current city in Egypt and newer parts of the city were built on top of the old Abydos over the centuries. Everyone knows where the old Abydos is, it's underneath of them. They know where the tomb is for the first pharaoh, his son - the second pharaoh and a few others that have larger tombs than later dynasties. They also know and see, anytime, the temples for the deity Khentiamentiu, which later became the cult of Osiris. What is long and lost about this city?


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