Pristine Tombs

17 Nov 2018

At https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMjdZfpElwA ... news of the discovery of some pristine 5th dynasty tombs at Saqqara, the necropolis of Memphis, from around 2500BC (in old money). Two sarcophagus have yielded mummified scarab beetles. The tombs lie in a buried ridge that has only been partly uncovered.

At www.thenews.pl/1/11/Artykul/391501,Polish-archaeologists-uncover-oldest-... ... a joint Polish and Kuwaiti team have uncovered the oldest temple so far known in the Persian Gulf region - in northern Kuwait. It dates back to 6000BC (or roughly so) and is located in an otherwise unknown settlement now stranded in the Al-Subijah desert. It is clearly contemporary with the Ubaid culture phase of archaeology in southern Mesopotamia and may be an outlier of that civilisation.