Austrian archeologists have detected a 3,500-year-old Egyptian town buried under the earth in the northeastern region of the Nile Delta.
The city, discovered by an Austrian archeological mission in Tell El-Dab’a, northeastern Egypt, is likely to be Avaris, the capital of Hyksos occupiers who ruled Egypt from 1664 B.C. to 1569 B.C., Egyptian Cultural Minister Farouk Hosni said Sunday.
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), said that the computer-generated images of the city, which is still buried under the ground, show a very detailed layout of ancient Avaris. Several architectural features including houses, temples, streets, cemeteries and palaces can be seen. The team has also been able to make out the arrangement of neighborhoods and living quarters.
Reference: Zahi Hawass’s blog
Posted by: Yasmine Aladdin .