In Egypt, found traces of civilization that disappeared before the construction of the pyramids

In Egypt, found traces of civilization that disappeared before the construction of the pyramids
In Egypt, found traces of civilization that disappeared before the construction of the pyramids
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The archaeological mission of the Supreme Council for Antiquities of Egypt, during excavations in the Koam-el-Khildjan region in the Dagaliya province in Egypt, discovered 83 burials dating from the first half of the fourth millennium BC.

The opening was reported by the Egypt Independent. It was made in the Nile Delta, near Alexandria. There was the city of Butoh, after which the local ancient civilization was named.

According to the secretary general of the Supreme Council for Antiquities, Mustafa Vaziri, archaeologists have discovered 83 burials of the Butoh civilization. The graves are oval pits. It is noteworthy that the buried were not laid on their backs, as is customary in most burial practices. All the deceased were buried squatting or lying on their sides in a fetal position.

Also, three burials were discovered that date back to the pre-dynastic era of Nakada II (about 3200-3000 BC) That is, the people buried in them died about half a millennium before the ascension to the throne of the first pharaoh. The kingdoms of Lower and Upper Egypt were united under the rule of one pharaoh around 2686 BC.

These graves contained clay coffins. By the way, this is the first such find in the region. Burial items were also found in the graves. Thus, in the graves of the Nakada III era, two cosmetic bowls were found.

In earlier graves, archaeologists have found a whole collection of small pottery and shellfish shells, amulets and jewelry made of semi-precious stones. Near the burials, the remains of the foundations of adobe buildings and a furnace were excavated.

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