Archeologists Puzzled by Hundreds of Egyptian Tombs from Pre-Dynastic Era

Archeologists Puzzled by Hundreds of Egyptian Tombs from Pre-Dynastic Era

A new discovery from ancient Egypt has been made, with more than 100 tombs found from a pre-pharaonic era.

Egyptian archeologists have unearthed more than 100 burial tombs at an ancient site in a Nile Delta province. This new find includes 68 tombs dating to the pre-dynastic period from 6,000-3,150 B.C., as well as five oval-shaped tombs from the Naqada III period that spanned from around 3,200-3,000 B.C., and 37 rectangular graves from the second intermediate period when the Hyksos people ruled ancient Egypt.

Archeologists also found human remains of adults and children and pottery in the graves, but as archeologists make significant findings like this around the world, what makes this one stand out?

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Possible Million-Year-Old Tools Unearthed in Sudan Could Change Human History

Possible Million-Year-Old Tools Unearthed in Sudan Could Change Human History

Ancient tools have been discovered in eastern Africa that are possibly a million years old. What can this discovery teach us about our ancient history?

A recent gold rush in eastern Africa has led to open-pit mines where gold hunters have stumbled upon a different kind of fortune: hundreds of stone tools, including Acheulean hand axes, cleavers, and other tools. The head of the study, Professor Mirosław Masojć from the Institue of Archaeology at the University of Wraclaw, Poland said, “[t]he layers of soil around the tools were at least seven-hundred-thousand years old.”

But some have speculated that the tools could be up to one million years old. This discovery puts our ancient ancestor Homo erectus in this area twice as far back as previously thought.

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