by Lara Rebello
A small group of tourists
toward the entrance to a tomb
Valley of the Kings Ed Giles
the site in
the southern province of Sohag
dates back to the time of
the First Dynasty.
Archaeologists in Egypt
have discovered the ruins of an ancient city
and an adjoining cemetery that date back 7000 years to 5,316 BCE.
According to a statement
by the antiquities ministry, the site can be traced back to
Egypt's First Dynasty.
The find was made in the
province of Sohag, and is situated
400 meters away from the King
Seti I Temple at
Abydos city, Egypt Independent reported.
Remains of huts, stone tools and pottery were found, indicating that
the residential city supplied the labor force which would have been
used for the construction of royal tombs.
The cemetery featured 15
large graves which according to Hany Aboul Azm, the head of
the Central Administration of Upper Egypt Antiquities, could
have belonged to high-ranking officials.
The discovery is of particular significance because it could provide
insight on Abydos, one of ancient Egypt's oldest cities.
Based on earlier
Abydos is considered to have been the capital of ancient
Egypt towards the end of the
Predynastic Period - the time
before recorded history from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic Age.
"The size of the
graves discovered in the cemetery is larger in some instances
than royal graves in Abydos dating back to the First Dynasty,
which proves the importance of the people buried there and their
high social standing during this early era of ancient Egyptian
history," the ministry said.
According to Yasser
Mahmoud Hussein who led the archaeological mission, the graves
are distinguished by multiple 'mastabas' - a type of ancient
Egyptian tomb made of mud brick.
They are rectangular in
shape and feature sloping sides and a flat roof.
can shed light on a lot of information on the history of
Abydos," antiquities minister Mahmoud Afifi said in a press
Ancient Egyptians Did Not build the Osirion
- Lost Ancient Technology
Abydos, Egypt is without a doubt evidence of a lost,
PRE-history human civilization that possessed some
type of lost ancient high technology.
The people that
lived in Egypt just a few thousand years ago that we
commonly refer to as the "ancient Egyptians" (or the
Dynastic Egyptians) could not have constructed this
site, and there is actually zero evidence to suggest
that they could have.
Osirion is also spelled "Osireon" and "Osireion")