Predynastic tomb discovered in Hierakonpolis
|Content of a tomb excavated at Hierakonpolis, Egypt. Predynastic period|
[Credit: Luxor Times/Renée Friedman]
The tomb was discovered in the Kom al-Ahmar region, between Luxor and Aswan, on the site of Hierakonpolis, the city of the falcon, which was the dominant pre-dynastic urban centre and the capital of the Kingdom of Upper Egypt.
|The cemetery of the early predynastic kings at Hierakonpolis|
[Credit: Renée Friedman/Hierakonpolis Expedition]
The tomb´s preserved state will provide new information on pre-dynastic rituals, said Renee Friedman, the head of the multinational archeological team.
The tombs of king Narmer and king Ra, a pre-dynastic pharaoh who paved the way to Egypt´s unification, were previously discovered in Hierakonpolis.
Source: AFP [May 07, 2014]