CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs.
The Antiquities Ministry said the Neolithic site was discovered in Tell el-Samara, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cairo. Chief archaeologist Frederic Gio said his team found silos containing animal bones and food, indicating human habitation as early as 5,000 B.C.
That would be some 2,500 years before the Giza pyramids were built.
In recent years, Egypt has touted discoveries in the hopes of reviving tourism after the unrest that followed its 2011 popular uprising.
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Researchers long thought the prehistoric mummies of Egypt were created by accident. But mounting evidence suggests people had a hand in preserving these ancient dead.
Photograph courtesy Museo Egizio
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PUBLISHED August 15, 2018
The mummy lays delicately curled in the fetal position. Though it now rests in a museum in Turin, Italy, it assumed its vulnerable pose thousands of years ago in Egypt, baked in the searing sands near the banks of the Nile.
Dating to some 5,600 years ago, the prehistoric mummy at first seemed to have been created by chance, roasted to a decay-resistant crisp in the desert. But new evidence suggests that the Turin mummy was no accident—and now researchers have assembled a detailed recipe for its embalmment.
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Egypt is building the world’s largest solar park. The $2.8-billion Benban complex is located in Egypt’s Western Desert. Egpyt has set up ambitious goals to get at least 42 percent of the country’s energy from renewable sources by 2025. The project will have 30 solar plants staffed by 4,000 workers and could supply as much as 1.8 gigawatts of electricity for residences and businesses around the country. Egyptian solar energy startup KarmSolar, which is behind the development, is the first company licensed to sell power off the national grid. — LA TIMES
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It is certainly tender loving care which hides somebody’s treasure!
Seen on the streets of Cairo.
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When you are on a boat in Cairo, Luxor, or Aswan the Nile never leaves you. It is 4,258 miles long and flows north draining into the Mediterranean Sea. It originates from the Blue Nile which begins at Lake Tana, in Ethiopia and joins the White Nile south of Khartoum in Sudan.
The Ancient Egyptians called Egypt the “gift of the Nile” since the kingdom owed its survival to the annual flooding of the Nile and the resulting depositing of fertile silt.
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Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the bust of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who was best known for his philosophical interests.
They made the discovery in the Temple of Kom Ombo, where a years-long project is being done to preserve the site from groundwater damage, The Associated Press reports.
The team also found other artifacts, including a shrine for the god Osiris-Ptah-Neb at a temple in Luxor, which is a few hours away from Kom Ombo. Additionally, a stone panel with a ram and goose sketched on it was found on an offering table, the Ministry of Antiquities announced on Sunday, AP reports.
In early March, archaeologists found multiple pieces of a King Ramses II statue in the Temple of Kom Ombo. The finding marks is of great importance because previously there was limited evidence that the temple was used during the ancient Egyptian modern state-era, according to Egypt Independent.
The rest of the statue has yet to be found, but archaeologists plan to continue their efforts at the site to hopefully uncover it. Another recent notable finding at the temple is the discovery of a sandstone carving that is believed to be the oldest carving ever found in Kom Ombo.
Egypt’s Ancient History will never stop to surprise us with new, and interesting discoveries!
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At night the Ancient Egyptians become alive
Like at this Temple of EDFU on the West Bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt. This Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 and 57 BC, is one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in Egypt. Preserved by desert sand, which filled the place after the pagan cult was banned, the temple is dedicated to Horus, the avenging son of Isis and Osiris.
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