Archaeologists have discovered an Egyptian village in the Nile Delta that was live in thousands of years before the pyramids were built, The Sun reported.
They found stone tools, pots and storage silos that contained plant and animal remains.
According to the antiquities ministry, the find suggests that human were living in Tell al-Samara as far back as the fifth millennium BC.
“Analysing the biological material that has been discovered will present us with a clearer view of the first communities that settled in the Delta and the origins of agriculture and farming in Egypt,” Nadia Khedr, a ministry official responsible for Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities on Mediterranean, is quoted as saying by The Sun.
Recently, it was also discovered that mummification started 1,500 years earlier than previously believed.
Since the Arab Spring destabilised the country in 2011, Egypt has made several attempt to publicise it archaeological discoveries in the hopes of giving the tourism industry a much-needed boost