2.20.2008

Borders of Ancient Egypt more Westerly than Thought
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A recent discovery by two explorers on a survey in the trackless Western Desert of Egypt has pushed the boundary of influence of Egyptian civilization some 650 kilometers further to the west than previously believed.

In a canyon with walls approximately 80 feet high, carved heiroglyphic inscriptions, the name of the king in a cartouche, and an image of the ruler were located.

It was only in 2003 that the previous boundary was "discovered" to the west of Dakhla oasis (pictured above-best reached by Land Rover).

How far did the sphere of influence extend? More discoveries doubtless await.

From the Maltese Independent

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