An mission from Egypt Exploration Society, affiliated to the British Council in Egypt, in collaboration with the Antiquities Ministry, came up with new evidence to support the extension of the archaeological Marmadet bani Salama city, north west of Cairo, by around 200 meters southwest of the current borders.
Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty said on Wednesday that some pottery and stones were discovered at the new site, that dates back to the neolithic age. He said that the new discoveries would provide information about the many ways the neolithic man used to get out of Africa.
Meanwhile, Omar Abu Zeid, deputy minister for antiquities sector, said such results were reached after the mission carried out the geophysical scanning, while resulted in discovering some holes that were unlikely to be checked before. He added that the newly-discovered extension requires more studies that could result in more archaeological and environmental information in the future as well as nature of life at that time.
Essam Nagy, head of Egypt Exploration Society in Cairo, said they started scanning of the archaeological site, in collaboration of the ministry, in 2013.
Edited translation from MENA