Baku. 24 November. REPORT.AZ/ Cemetery and a residential city dating back to 5,316 BCE have been discovered during escalations in Egypt. Report informs, referring to BBC, remains of huts and daily life tools were found in the site, including the remains of pottery and stone tools, which indicates that the residential city supplied the labor force engaged in the construction of royal tombs with food and drink.
The discovery was made during excavations 400 meters south of King Seti I Temple at Abydos city.
Experts say that the huge size of 15 tombs, discovered in the site underlines the importance of their owners, their influence and social status during that early period of ancient Egyptian history.
The cemetery and residential city most probably belonged to senior officials who were responsible for building the cemeteries of the royal family in Abydos city.
Historians think the city dates back to 5,316 BCE.