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Yale team excavates a 3,500-year-old trading settlement in Egypt

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Yale team excavates a 3,500-year-old trading settlement in Egypt

Post by fljustice » Thu August 26th, 2010, 4:34 pm

AP reported:

"Egypt's antiquities department announced Wednesday the discovery of a 3,500-year-old settlement in a desert oasis, showing the existence of vibrant desert trade routes that stretched from the Mediterranean down into Sudan from the early days of the Egyptian civilization.

The settlement at Umm el-Mawagir in Egypt's Kharga Oasis, more than 300 miles (500 kilometers) south of Cairo, has been excavated for the past year by a Yale University expedition, whose initial findings suggest it was an administrative post with massive baking facilities, possibly to feed local troops."

The whole article is here: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/25/21 ... z0xjLCjzAE
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