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Egypt finds village that 'predated pharaohs'

Egypt finds village that 'predated pharaohs'

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The Egyptian government has found one of the oldest villages ever in the Nile Delta, dating back to before the time of the pharaohs. According to the antiquities ministry, the neolithic site was found in Tell el Samara, a site 140km (87 miles) north of the capital Cairo.Chief archaeologist Frederic Gio said his team discovered silos of animal bones and food which indicated that the area was inhabited by humans as early as 5,000BC.Modern research considers the famous pyramids in Giza to have begun to be built in 2,500BC.According to the ministry, the site contains a number of habitations which date to different periods. Image: The pyramids of Giza - including the only surviving construction among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient W...