Archaeologists discover village from time before pharaohs in Egypt

Archaeologists have excavated one of the oldest villages in the Egyptian Nile Delta.

The village dates back to the time of the pharaohs, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

The Neolithic village was discovered during excavations north of Cairo, in the Tal al-Samara area in Dakahlyia province.

The archaeologists found bones of animals and ceramics, said the leader of the Egyptian-French team, Frederic Gio. The find shows that societies were already established in the Nile delta until 5,000 years before Christ.

Egypt has made several discoveries in recent months. Archaeologists found a necropolis in the city of Minja with thousands of sarcophagi and art treasures.

Egypt wants to revitalize its tourism sector. This sector is an important source of income for the country but has been struggling by the political unrest since the uprising against dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

This year a new museum will open at the pyramids of Giza. By 2020, the museum must be completely ready. Among other treasures from the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun will be shown.

Source: BLA

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