FOUND IN EGYPT
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[ April 21st 2005 ]
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.
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.
necropolis discovered in Egypt