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Ancient City Unearthed In Abydos, Egypt Found To Be High-Profiled Town 5,000 Years Ago

Travelers Today       By    Jovie Lyn Alejandro

Updated: Nov 27, 2016 07:28 PM EST

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Ancient Egypt civilization continuous to intrigue the modern era because of its mysterious series of unexplainable findings and discoveries. This year new revelations were out in the open, archeologist in Egypt has found a city that was believed to be a highly-profiled place way back 5,000 years ago. It lies close to the longest river in the world, River Nile, close to the Temple of Seti I in Abydos.

Archaeologists have unearthed tools, pottery and houses in the sunken city. Fifteen huge graves were also discovered. Specialists said that based on the size of the tombs, it indicates that high significant persons with high social standing were buried in that area. With these evidence, theories were formed that this city was a home to important officials and would have bloomed during early-era. It was found 400 meters south of King Seti I Temple.

The tools or utensils that where found are the same that was used for everyday life. They were indications that foods and drinks are provided to laborers during the construction of the royal tombs. The grave is similar to "mastabas" which is characterized by mudbrick with a rectangular outline, flat roof and inclined side. It is a traditional ancient tomb used at that time. The sighting comes during the time when Egypt is trying improve tourism. Its travel and leisure industry declined its number during the time President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011, as reported by Yes Africa. Ministry of Antiquities facilitated the archaeological mission.

In a report of BBC, Professor Chris Eyre, an Egyptologist at the University of Liverpool said, "About a mile behind where this material is said to be we have the necropolis with royal tombs going from before history to the period where we start getting royal names, we start getting identifiable kings. So, this appears to be the town, the capital at the very beginning of Egyptian history."

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