(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed 110 ancient tombs in the Nile Delta, containing the remains of adults and children dating back about 5,000 years.
The graves, also containing pottery and funerary equipment, were found at the Koum el-Khulgan archeological site in Dakahlia province, around 93 miles northeast of Cairo, the Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said .
The oldest of the graves include 68 oval-shaped tombs dating back to the Predynastic Period that spanned from 6000-3150 BC, the ministry said.
Other tombs date from 3,000 BC and 1,700 BC, with the site spanning ancient Egypt, from the neolithic, through the first pharaoh and on to the first foreign ruler.
Dr Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, stated that this discovery is an important historical and archaeological addition to the site.