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5,600-year-old tomb found in Hierakonpolis

An Egyptian tomb which dates back 5,600 years has been found in the ancient city of Hierakonpolis in Egypt. The tomb was built before the rule of king Narmer, the founder of the First Dynasty who unified Upper and Lower Egypt in the 31th century BC, the antiquities ministry said in

Buried ancient Egyptian animals came from private zoo

Evidence has been found that the animals found in tombs in Hierakonpolis belonged in a menagerie run by the city's ruler. Click through the gallery to read more about the discoveries there. At the edge of a cemetery in Hierakonpolis, Egypt's first city, lies a baboon, buried 3,500 years ago in