Posts Tagged ‘predynastic’

Plea to Protect Predynastic Rock Art to Save the Deep Past of Egypt

In some of the harshest landscapes found anywhere in Egypt, archaeologists have discovered a stunning collection of petroglyphs (rock art) and inscriptions that date from the fifth millennium BC up through the first millennium AD. The former images are especially remarkable, since they show that the roots of the revered ancient Egyptian culture can be […]

Predynastic Site Emerges from the Sand: Nekhen, City of the Hawk

Nekhen was once a bustling city located on the western bank of the River Nile in predynastic ancient Egypt, well before the construction of the pyramids. Also known as Hierakonpolis, the Greek for “City of the Hawk”, these days the archaeological site is known as Kom el-Ahmar. In reality, Nekhen is a key site for […]

Haul of Predynastic Graves Excavated in the Nile Delta

On Tuesday, 27 April 2021, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that archaeologists have excavated 110 ancient burial tombs in northern Egypt, some of which were found to have human remains. The discovery was made in the Koum el-Khulgan archaeological site, in the Nile Delta province of Dakahlia, around 150 kilometers (93 miles) […]

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