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Ancient Tell Ibrahim Awad

Sharqiya Province in the NorthEast Delta .....

Remains Beginning From the Later Fourth Millennium BC

Beneath the rich rubble of a Middle Kingdom temple are ruins of the oldest known temple in Egypt at Tell Ibrahim Awad in the northeastern part of the Nile Delta. The first soundings also revealed an intact First Dynasty tomb. Several other tombs of the same period were found in this area nearby. Close to these tombs - referred to as site B - traces of a settlement came to light going back to Predynastic times. The remains of the Middle Kingdom temple were partly destroyed by agricultural activity but the nucleus of the temple was spared ...

SEE ALSO: The Egyptian Predynastic: A Review of the Evidence
Kathryn Bard in Page 279 of Journal of Field Archaeology
Volume 21 - Number 3 - Autumn 1994 - Pages 265-288

EXCERPT: At Tell Abrahim Awad the stratigraphy shows an uninterrupted sequence from the Late PreDynastic - with no mudbrick architecture - to the Early Dynastic - with substantial mudbrick architecture. Initial excavations reveal the occurrence of certain ceramics clearly differing from contemporary sites in the Nile Valley and therefore possibly reflecting an original Delta Culture ...

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