Giza Plateau, Egypt


Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in the place that is now the country Egypt. Ancient Egyptian civilization followed prehistoric Egypt and coalesced around 3100 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under Menes (often identified with Narmer). Today the remains of this once mighty covilization are spread across the whole modern country of Egypt.

Featured Article: Avaris Statue

Manfred Bietek, while excavating tombs in the ancient Egyptian city of Avaris (Tell el-Daba), with the Austrian Archaeological Institute discovered the remains of a large statue. Over a two-year period, 1986 to 1988, the team uncovered its broken pieces and was able to put much of it back together.

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