Ancient Egyptian town discovered in northern Egypt

Published on June 20th, 2013 | by Admin

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The remains of an ancient Egyptian town, dating back 2000 years, has been found in northern Egypt.

The town includes a residential area with a collection of houses and royal palaces, as well as a four metre-tall mud brick fortress and a necropolis with a large number of rock-hewn tombs.

A collection of lamps, amulets, clay pots, scarabs and faience floor tiles that were once used to decorate the palace of the New Kingdom kings Meneptah and Ramses II were also unearthed. A collection of mud brick tombs from the Hyksos era was also found, as were remains of a temple dedicated to the god Sotekh who was worshipped during the Hyksos era was also unearthed.

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Story: Nevine El-Aref, Ahram | Photo: Ahram

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