Echo Country: 83 cemeteries .. a new archaeological find in Kom el-Khaljan, Dakahlia


The Egyptian archaeological mission affiliated to the Supreme Council of Antiquities has uncovered 83 graves during archaeological excavations in Umm al-Khiljan, Dakahlia Governorate.

Dr. explained. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that eighty (80) tombs of which date back to the first half of the fourth millennium BC known as the civilization of Bhutto or Lower Egypt, and took the form of oval pits cut in the sandy island layer, inside which are burials in a squatting position, and was found with These burials are in funerary furniture.

And Dr. My Minister, on the other hand, that this is the first time that pottery coffins dating back to the third Naqada period have been uncovered in the Dakahlia Governorate sites, where burials inside the pottery coffins were previously uncovered only in one case that was revealed by the Polish mission, Tal El Farkha.

This disclosure is an addition to the history of the site as it clearly indicates that the site witnessed intensity of settlement during the era of Naqada III as well as the density that it witnessed during the Bhutto period, and it is expected to reveal more graves that were buried inside coffins of pottery.

Dr. said. Ayman Ashmawi, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that among the funeral furniture that were found was a group of small hand-made clay pots, in addition to one or more of the marine oysters.

He pointed out that the other three cemeteries date back to the era of Naqada III, in which two pottery coffins were discovered inside, a burial place in squatting, surrounded by funerary furniture of pottery vessels of various shapes, which are characterized by this time period.

The mission also found two bowls of kohl nave, one of which is of rectangular shape and the other of a circular shape, and a small mass of adorns that was used for kohl plate on those niches was also found, and a bowl in the form of tilapia was previously uncovered.

Mr. Fathi Al-Talhawi, head of the mission and director general of the Dakahliya Antiquities, said that some artifacts dating back to the second transition period (the Hyksos period) were revealed, including some ovens and stoves, and the remains of foundations of mud-brick buildings, and four burial mud-brick burials with a burial of a small child and three for people Adults.

In addition to some pottery and stone utensils and some amulets and ornaments that were made of semi-precious stones and some of them were tasted with minerals such as gold.

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