Last year, they discovered a large collection of animal bones, evidence of an ancient slaughter house for animals and a cemetery, thought to have been full of the bodies of pyramid workers.
However, more recent findings near this site, close to a monument dedicated to what is said to be Menkaure’s daughter Queen Khentkawes, suggest the area may have been a port.
AERA director Mark Lehenr and his team also found charcoal remains of trees that came from the Levant, a region in the eastern Mediterranean, along with pottery and jars for the same location.
More about Director/Egyptologist Mark Lehner:
- Bio by Tour Egypt
- With Dr. Zahi Hawass
- The Giza Plateau Mapping Project, under the direction of Mark Lehner and Oriental Institute of Chicago
- Who Built the Pyramids? by Jonathan Shaw/Harvard magazine
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