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Monday, June 21, 2010

Breaking Archaeology News on Discovery: Ancient Egyptian Town Found Using Radar

Radar imaging in Egypt's Nile Delta has unveiled the outlines of a buried city that was the stronghold of foreign occupiers some 3,500 years ago, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities announced Monday.

Discovered by a team of Austrian archaeologists in Tell el-Daba in the northeastern Nile Delta, the ruins belong to the southern suburban quarters of Avaris, the capital of the Hyksos kings who formed Egypt's 15th dynasty.

Known as the “rulers of foreign countries” (probably of Asiatic roots),  the Hyksos infiltrated Egypt and came to dominate the Nile valley for over a century during the Second Intermediate Period (1664-1569 B.C.).

Read More about the Ancient Egyptian Town Found Using Radar@ Discovery Archaeology


jo oliver said...

huhhh, is this radar something that archaeologist commonly use? The linked to article should have explained a bit more about how/ what this radar is for us novice history lovers.

The Ancient Digger said...


Some use it, I certainly have no idea how they do it. I know my geology teacher was quite familiar with this, as it does deal with geophysical surveys and techniques.

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