A group of French archaeologists made another surprising discovery in Egypt; they discovered remains of one of the oldest settlements in the world that belongs to the Neolithic period. The information was released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
Frederic Gio, leader of this excavation project in Tell el Samara, in the province of Dacalia, said that this village, located about 86 miles north of Cairo, is about 2,500 years old and was even built before that the emblematic pyramids of Giza, which means that these remains of animals and pottery are evidence that man inhabited the area since 5,000 BC
“The local Ministry also announced that this finding” offers a unique opportunity to shed light on the prehistoric communities that lived in the Nile delta before the reign of the first Pharaonic dynasty.”
The specialists assured that the biological material that has been discovered will be analyzed, and “it will give us a clearer vision of the first communities that settled in the Delta and the origins of agriculture in Egypt”, as stated by Nadia Khedr, official of the Ministry of Egyptian, Greek and Roman Antiquities in the Mediterranean.
Recently, another group of archaeologists discovered in an Egyptian tomb the oldest cheese in the world, according to a study published in the journal Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.
The find was made at the tomb of Ptahmes, who was mayor of the city of Memphis during the 13th century BC, which had been unearthed initially in 1885 and then lost among the quicksand.
These discoveries are proof that Egypt still hides several secrets about its first settlers, and little by little they come to light.