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Rare Neolithic era village discovered in Dakahlia

Ashmawy stated such designs never discovered before in Nile Delta region

The discovery of one of the oldest villages dating back to the Neolithic era was announced on Sunday at Till Samara, located in the Dakahlia governorate, by an Egyptian-French archaeological mission, the Ministry of Antiquities stated in a press release.

Ayman Ashmawy, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector at the ministry, said that the importance of this discovery is due to the buildings found in the village. Ashmawy stated that such designs were never discovered in the Nile Delta region, except in one archaeological site, which is Sais or Sa El Hagar town in Western Nile Delta.

Ashmawy added that the mission dug deeply in the remains of the Neolithic era buildings dating from 4,500 and 2,000 BC for further discoveries.

The head of the French mission, Frederick Gio stated in the press release that the mission discovered several storage silos, which contained animal and plant remains, along with pottery pots, “which definitely confirm the option of settled human communities in the area since 5000 BC.”

He also asserted that the discovered information since the start of the digging process allows archaeologists to explore prehistorical communities, which are now certain to have lived in the area for thousands of years before the First Dynasty of Egypt.

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