Friday, June 24, 2011

Pharaonic palaces discovered in Upper Egypt

Al Masry Al Youm

The Ministry of Antiquities on Wednesday announced the discovery of a group of pharaonic palaces in Wadi al-Gadid in Upper Egypt.

The palaces, believed to belong to the Sixth Dynasty, are estimated to be 3200 years old.

According to a ministry statement, a French excavation team made the discovery in Balat village in the Dakhla Oasis, around 500 km south of Cairo.


Milen said...

How come the palaces belong to the Sixth Dynasty and then it is said to date from the 1200 BC? If they are indeed Old Kingdom structures, they should be at least 1000 years older.

Milen said...