Royal inscriptions found in eastern desert northeast of Aswan

The archaeological mission of the Ministry of Antiquities, which operates in Wadi Abu Subeira, has excavated early royal inscriptions in the western desert northeastern Aswan.

Dr Mostafa Waziri, the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in statements Wednesday the inscriptions date back to the Neolithic age, also known as the “New Stone Age”.

He said the mission managed to unearth hundreds of rock inscriptions dating back to the modern stone age in a semi-closed area near Wadi Abu Subeira depicting animals of the area such giraffes, elephants and crocodiles.

For his part, head of Aswan antiquities director Abdel Menem Saeed said archaeologists identified some inscriptions which refer to the oldest kings that ruled the area before the first dynasty, pointing out that locating the inscriptions in one area confirmed the stability of the royal family at the time.

The Neolithic age, the final division of the Stone Age, began about 12,000 years ago when the first development of farming appeared in the Epipalaeolithic Near East, and later in other parts of the world.

Source: State Information Service Egypt