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New tomb Discovered Today

Pre-Dynastic tomb discovered in Edfu in the site of Nekhen or Hierakonpolis.
The tomb dates back to 3650 BC.
The tomb is in Kom Al Ahmar A mummy of the tomb owner and an ivory statue were found by the mission directed by Dr. Renée Friedman in cooperation with the Ministry of Antiquities.
the mummified person died at early age between 17 to 20 years old.
also 10 ivory combs found in the tomb as well as a number of tools and weapons.
the importance of this tomb that it still has its content which gives archaeologists the opportunity to know more on the rituals of this era. It also shows how much respect and appreciation they had in Pre-Dynastic time for their ancestors.