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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Ancient Tomb Found at Hierakonpolis

Hierakonpolis, Egypt -- A team of archaeologists led by Egyptologist Renee Friedman have uncovered a tomb complex here dated to about 3,600 years B.C.E., several centuries before the invention of hieroglyphic writing and the rise of the first pharaohs. The tomb contained four bodies and a wooden offering table. Hierakonpolis is considered to be the political center of a civilization that later extended its influence throughout the Nile area, including the Nile Delta in the north of Egypt.

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