Rare tombs from before the Pharaohs discovered

Over 100 rare tombs have been discovered in Egypt

Location: Dakahlia

Some date back more than 5,000 years

to before the Pharaonic kingdoms first emerged

"This is an extremely interesting cemetery because it combines some of the earliest periods of Egyptian history with another important era, the time of the Hyksos. Egyptologists are working to understand how the Egyptians and the Hyksos lived together and to what degree the former took on Egyptian traditions."

Attribution: Salima Ikram, Egyptologist, The American University in Cairo