Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predated pharaohs

September 2, 2018
Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predated pharaohs
This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs in Tell el-Samara, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt. Chief archaeologist Frederic Gio says his team found silos containing animal bones and food, indicating human habitation as early as 5,000 B.C. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)

Egypt said Sunday that archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta, with remains dating back to before the pharaohs.

The Antiquities Ministry said the Neolithic site was discovered in Tell el-Samara, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cairo. Chief archaeologist Frederic Gio said his team found silos containing and food, indicating human habitation as early as 5,000 B.C.

That would be some 2,500 years before the Giza pyramids were built.

In recent years, Egypt has touted discoveries in the hopes of reviving tourism after the unrest that followed its 2011 popular uprising.

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Surveillance_Egg_Unit
2.5 / 5 (6) Sep 02, 2018
Well, this should be another nail in the coffin of the Jellicles' anthem that the Earth and the Universe were only created ~6,000 to 7,000 years ago. Not to denigrate their other core beliefs wrt the Bible, but they do take the misinterpreted writings beginning in Genesis1 by ignorant scribes as Gospel truth, without any proportional sense of Logic and Reason - that Logic and Reason that is behind ALL of God's creations.
The walls of the dig appear (to me) to be ~1 - 2 metres in depth, only from what I can see in the photo, which was obviously not taken at high noon due to the shadows in the pits.
I would estimate that this area had been occupied by poor villagers in close proximity to the water source, possibly prior to era of the nobility. They must have had to leave quickly once the Nile flooded the delta. It may also be possible that this was not a true village but only a temporary encampment.
sirdumpalot
3.7 / 5 (3) Sep 02, 2018
..but they do take the misinterpreted writings beginning in Genesis1 by ignorant scribes as Gospel truth


'bereshit bara Elohim..' ~ 'when God began creating'. They get even that wrong - there is no definitive beginning in Genesis.
Shootist
3.5 / 5 (4) Sep 02, 2018
Well, this should be another nail in the coffin of the Jellicles' anthem


yeah, all 13 of them. why waste your time?
Surveillance_Egg_Unit
2.3 / 5 (7) Sep 02, 2018
Well, this should be another nail in the coffin of the Jellicles' anthem


yeah, all 13 of them. why waste your time?


As a Creationist, I am interested in biblical history and artifacts. And all religions being man-made, much of it is made-up according to what the religious leaders were trying to convey to their people, no matter how far-out the story goes.
Unfortunately, Genesis and the other books later turns into a strictly "Hebrewcentric" work that is too much more about the Jews/Hebrews than it is about God the Creator. He is only mentioned later on as far as the effects that He has on the Jews and their activities, problems and travails. But there is so much more to the Creator than is reflected in the Bible.
It is as though someone had made a movie about World War 2, but the Americans were sent to fight on the Moon instead of Europe. OK - bad comparison, I know.

Surveillance_Egg_Unit
1.8 / 5 (5) Sep 02, 2018
I was just looking at a colour photo of a statue of Ramses II whose face appears to not be of sub-saharan African descent. His nose and mouth make him look more Greek. I would like to visit Egypt someday to see this statue.
Thorium Boy
1.6 / 5 (7) Sep 03, 2018
Funny how such an early advance civilization never much progressed passed that and if it wasn't for 300 years worth of Western invention and industry, they'd STILL be stuck in the past.
gculpex
1 / 5 (1) Sep 04, 2018
I was just looking at a colour photo of a statue of Ramses II whose face appears to not be of sub-saharan African descent. His nose and mouth make him look greeker. I would like to visit Egypt someday to see this statue.

In the referenced article, the photo does look like an African, though most of the face is destroyed. Of course there is the possibility that many cultures were being mixed due to their close locations.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (1) Sep 04, 2018
We do know jesus predates nazareth by a few hundred years. Speaking of reality.
gculpex
1 / 5 (1) Sep 05, 2018
We do know jesus predates nazareth by a few hundred years. Speaking of reality.

Good one!
Mixing a person with a place.
TheGhostofOtto1923
not rated yet Sep 05, 2018
Good one!
Mixing a person with a place
"Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "I am he," Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.)" jon18:5

-Good one! Displaying uncommon ignorance of basic bible knowledge in a public forum. At least research first to avoid looking like a moron.

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