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[ April 21st 2005 ]

British and American archaeologists claim to have uncovered the largest funeral complex yet dating back more than 3,000 years. The nercropolis - located 600km South of the capital Cairo - is believed to have existed during the earliest era of ancient Egypt. An excavation of the site has revealed a cow's head carved from flint, and the remains of seven people thought buried alive as part of a sacrificial offering, reports the BBC.

Egypt's chief archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, said the discovery would add greatly to knowledge of the elusive pre-dynastic period, when Egypt was first becoming a nation. Follow the hyperlink below for further information on the necropolis.

Ancient necropolis discovered in Egypt

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