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Egypt: Village in Nile Delta Is Among Oldest, Dating to 5,000 BC

Egypt: Village in Nile Delta Is Among Oldest, Dating to 5,000 BC

This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs in Tell el-Samara, about 87 miles north of Cairo, Egypt. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)

Monday, 03 September 2018 01:36 PM

In Egypt, a village found in the Nile Delta is one of the oldest ever found, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs, officials said Sunday.

The Antiquities Ministry said the Neolithic site was discovered in Tell el-Samara, about 87 miles north of Cairo. Chief archaeologist Frederic Gio said his team found silos containing animal bones and food, indicating human habitation as early as 5,000 B.C.

That would be some 2,500 years before the Giza pyramids were built.

In recent years, Egypt has touted discoveries in the hopes of reviving tourism after the unrest that followed its 2011 popular uprising.

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In Egypt, a village found in the Nile Delta is one of the oldest ever found, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs, officials said Sunday.
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