Egypt: Tourist Authority - Archaeological Discovery

Press Release
Egypts Minister of Tourism
Egypt Update

May 26, 1998

5500 Year Old Archaeological Discovery

A British-Egyptian excavation mission has recently discovered four new tombs of a number of rare pots and tools in the desert of Tal-Al-Kebir near Ismailia.

The new discovery gives valuable clues to many aspects of the Egyptian civilization and rearranges some facts and data relating to the idea of the emergence of regional unions in Egypt prior to the unification of the country in Narmer's era.

The findings also show factors of the political development of that era.