Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP/REX/Shutterstock. The country’s Antique Ministry announced on Sunday the discovery of the ancient village, which dates back to the Neolithic era, predating the countries pharaohs. According to ministry officials, the findings in the village date as far back as 5,000 B.C., about 2,500 years before the country’s famed pyramids of Giza were built.
The team of Egyptian and French archeologists heading the excavation in Tell al-Samara, in Egypt’s northern province, located several storage silos filled with animal bones and plant residues dating back thousands of years.
The discovery can help to provide researchers with new information into what life was like for prehistoric communities living in the Delta during the 5th millennium B.C., helping to further discover the origins of agriculture throughout Egypt.
The announcement comes after several historic findings in the country in the last year, including the tomb of an ancient priestess and one of the earliest-known solid pieces of cheese.