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Archaeologists uncover 3,400-year-old Egyptian necropolis

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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Apr 01, 2016

An excavation by Swedish archaeologists has uncovered a previously unknown Egyptian necropolis containing dozens of tombs and ancient artifacts near Gebel el Silsila on the Nile's west bank. The team, from Lund University, has dated the tombs back to the New Kingdom, 3,400 years ago. Unfortunately, the researchers found that the site has been looted multiple times and damaged from erosion, however, there is still much valuable information to be gathered from the find. So far, the team...




 

 

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Swedish archaeologists have uncovered a previously unknown Egyptian necropolis containing dozens of tombs and ancient artifacts near Gebel el Silsila on the Nile’s west bank. The team, from Lund University, has dated the tombs back to the New Kingdom, 3,400 years ago. Unfortunately, the researchers found that the site has been looted multiple times and damaged from erosion, however, there is still much valuable information to be gathered from the find.


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