Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed 110 burial tombs in an ancient site in the Nile Delta province of Dakahlia around 150 kilometres in the northeast of Cairo.
Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said the archaeologists found human remains for adults and children, funerary equipment and pottery objects in these tombs.
“The tombs, some of which have human remains, were found in the Koum el-Khulgan archaeological site, in the province of Dakahlia, around 150 kilometres northeast of Cairo,” the ministry said.
“They include 68 oval-like tombs dating back to the Predynastic Period that spanned from 6000-3150 B.C. with the raid of the First Dynasty of Pharaonic Egypt.
“There were also 37 rectangular-like tombs from an ancient era known as the Second Intermediate Period (1782-1570 B.C.), when the Semitic people of Hyksos ruled ancient Egypt.”
The remaining five toms date back to the Naqada III period that spanned from around 3200 B.C. to 3000 B.C.
The discovery is the latest in a series of archaeological discoveries in recent years, with Egypt seeking publicity in the hopes of reviving its tourism sector that was badly hit by the turmoil following the 2011 uprising, and now the pandemic.