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Middle Kingdom Town Found in Egypt

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

QALIOUBIYA, EGYPT—A Middle Kingdom town dating from 2000 to 1700 B.C. has been discovered at the site of a Hyksos fort in the Tel El-Yahoud area of northern Egypt. Archaeologists with the Ministry of State for Antiquities unearthed houses and palaces, a mud-brick fortress, a necropolis with rock-hewn tombs, and a temple dedicated to the god Sotekh. Artifacts recovered from the site include lamps, amulets, pottery, scarabs, and faience floor tiles from the New Kingdom period.