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Burial sites bigger than those given to kings have been found.

Archaeologists have discovered a 7,000 year old city in Egypt, dating back to the earliest days of the Egyptian civilization. The settlement is a remarkable discovery that will shed light on a period about which little is known.

A lost city has been discovered next to Luxor.

A lost city has been discovered next to Luxor.

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By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
CALIFORNIA NETWORK (https://www.youtube.com/c/californianetwork)
11/29/2016 (2 years ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Egypt, city, ancient, discovery, 7000


LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has announced the discovery of an ancient city, some 7,000 years old in the province of Sohag, in the southern portion of the nation.

The discovery is important because little is known about this period in Egyptian history.


The site is located across the Nile from Luxor, formerly known as Thebes, which was the ancient capital of Egyptian civilization.

Various artifacts have been found including pottery and tools.

Various artifacts have been found including pottery and tools.


The city is thought to have been home to high-ranking officials and tomb builders, important people in the ancient period who were well paid and commanded respect. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of huts, pottery and tools as well as 15 rather large graves.

The graves are remarkable because they are even larger than some royal graves from later periods.

Some of the graves in the new city are larger than those reserved for pharaohs.

Some of the graves in the new city are larger than those reserved for pharaohs.


Archaeologists hope the discovery will shed light on a period so early in Egyptian history that little is presently known.

The lost city dates back 7,000 years.

The lost city dates back 7,000 years.


Officials hope the discovery inspires tourism which has been lagging since 2011 when civil unrest impacted tourism. Tourism in Egypt is down from a high of 14.7 million in 2010 to an anticipated low of under 5 million for 2016.

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