In Egypt archaeologists have discovered an ancient city older than 7 thousand years

Archaeologists in Egypt found an ancient city, whose age is estimated at more than 7 thousand years. At the site discovered buildings, tools, household and kitchen utensils, as well as a huge tomb, reports the BBC Russian.

The city was situated on the banks of the Nile, near the temple of Pharaoh SETI I in Abydos. According to experts, size 15 discovered in this place of tombs indicates the high social status of those who were buried in them.

Believed to have lived in the city senior officials and builders of the tombs. Its heyday had at an early epoch in the history of Ancient Egypt.

The experts hope that the discovery of the oldest cities can give impulse to reconstruction of the tourism industry in Egypt in decline since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and the ensuing period of political instability and turmoil.

Archaeologists working on the excavation of the ancient city, has already made several interesting finds, including preserved buildings, fragments of utensils and tools made of metal and stone.

However, as pointed out by columnist bi-Bi-si Alan Johnston, the most significant was the discovery of the huge tombs. Some of them exceed in size even the tombs of the pharaohs, located nearby.

The history of the city dates back to the year 5316 BC.

In all probability, the inhabitants of the city were employed in the construction of the tombs of the rulers in the nearby Holy city of Abydos, where many temples. Abydos served as the capital in the early period of the history of the Egyptian Kingdom.

Earlier in England, archaeologists found a wooden counterpart of Stonehenge.

In Egypt archaeologists have discovered an ancient city older than 7 thousand years 24.11.2016

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