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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
New Discovery, Nile Delta: Naqada tombs uncovered in Egypt's Daqahliyah
pre-dynasty tombs have been uncovered at Tel Al-Farkha in the Nile Delta. Written
by Nevine El-Aref.
Polish mission at Tel Al-Farkha in Daqahliyah has discovered four pre-dynastic
tombs, Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty announced on Tuesday.
said three of the tombs are in a very poor condition and include child burials.
Meanwhile the fourth tomb is in very good conservation condition and can be
dated to the Naqada IIIC2 era.
minister told Ahram Online that the tomb is a small mastaba with two chambers.
The southern one was filled with 42 clay vessels, mainly beer jars, bowls as
well as a collection of 26 stone vessels of different shapes and sizes.
them are cylinder and globular. A collection of 180 small carnelian beads is
also among the deceased funerary collection. The corpse of the deceased was
also unearthed in the northern chamber.
Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department at the Ministry of
Antiquities, pointed out that the most important discovery was the remains of a
brewery with fragments of two vats surrounded with multiple clay and burned
of the Polish mission, Marek Chlodnicki, told Ahram Online that on the eastern
sand pile located on the northern and eastern sides of the Naqada III mastaba,
the mission discovered the remains of two huge buildings.
The first is a
rectangular shaped structure, with very thick walls and a row of rooms located
on the eastern side of a wide courtyard, raised in Naqada IIIA1 period.
Remains of the buildings
second is a rounded structure, located on the north-eastern slope of the sand
pile, built during the second half of the First Dynasty. Chlodnicki said that
the rounded structure consists of double adjacent mud-brick walls, each 95cm
thick, with the interior seven metres in diameter.
Close to the rounded
building, a unique ceramic big stamp with hieroglyphs was discovered.