In the northern Dakahlia governorate, a US excavation mission has dug up an ancient Pharaonic settlement which is being dubbed history’s oldest village. The head of the mission, Jay
The village belonged to the era of Ptolemy III, the third king of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, who ruled Egypt from 246 to 222 BC. The mission was able to confirm that the village was brought to ruins amidst a great war or fight, evident in the discovery of weapons scattered across its streets as well as remains of dead soldiers.
“We could know the types of plants they used to take flowers to make perfumes, and we are currently collecting them in America to produce the same quality of perfumes used by the Egyptians,” said Stein.
The US mission to Tamei Al Amdeed began working in the area in 2007, after being asked by Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities to assess the historical value of the site in fear of damage to the area’s monuments on account of rapid urban expansion.