Photo: Egypt's Earliest Farming Village Found



Archaeologists working at the site of a 7,000-year-old village in Egypt's Faiyum depression excavate clay floors and hearths.

The site is home to the earliest farm settlement yet found in Egypt, providing a major breakthrough in understanding an enigmatic people of the late Stone Age who lived long before the appearance of the Egyptian pharaohs, experts say.

Photograph courtesy UCLA/RUG Faiyum Project/Willeke Wendrich


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