Lost City In Egypt Has Been Discovered By Archaeologists; Tombs Were Found

First Posted: Dec 01, 2016 03:50 AM EST

Recently, archaeologists made a discovery of a "lost city" in Egypt that is more or less 7,000 years old. Also, the experts discovered graves that believed to be coming from important officials.

The lost city lies by the Nile River near the Temple of Seti the First in Abydos. The experts suggested that the size of the newly discovered graves shows that the people who were buried belong to a group of high social standing. They have seen 15 graves.

The area is in the Upper Egypt in the southern province of Sohag, which is the home of the city of Luxor -- one of the country's popular tourist sites. The experts believe that the city belongs to important city officials and tomb builders and would have developed during the early era of ancient Egypt.

An Egyptologist from the University of Liverpool Professor Chris Eyre told the BBC that, "About a mile behind where this material is said to be we have the necropolis with royal tombs going since 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."

The discovery of the lost city comes when the country is trying to pull up its tourism industry. It suffered during the militant violence since President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in 2011. Thus, archaeologists have created a range of discoveries in the newly found city. It includes buildings, shards of pottery and tools.

The officials noted that the discovery was made by an archaeological mission that is owned by the country's Antiquities Ministry. It does not come from a foreign group, an article from the Egypt Independent said.

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