110 new burial tombs found in the Egyptian Delta 110 new burial tombs found in the Egyptian Delta
May 04, 2021
Egyptian archaeologists have found 110 burials at the Kom el-Khulgan site in the Dakahlia Province in the Delta, 150 km northeast of Cairo.
The burials found spam three different historical periods: 68 oval-shaped burials date to the Predynastic Period at around 6000-3150 BCE, 5 burials date to the Naqada III Period (c.3200-3000 BCE), and 37 rectangular burials are dated the Second Intermediate Period (c.1782-1570 BCE).
The tombs contained remains of adults and children, most are in a squatting position with associated burial equipment including pottery, amulets, stone utensils, and kohl containers. A unique burial was that of a new born baby buried inside a pottery vessel.