Ancient Egypt: Archaeologists unearth baby remains among 110 tombs in the Nile River delta

Another 37 rectangular tombs have been dated to the Second Intermediate Period, which spanned 1782 to 1570 BC.

During this turbulent period in Egypt’s history, the country fell into political disarray and the country was ruled by the Hyksos people.

According to Dr Nadia Khader, head of the Central Department of lower Egypt in the Supreme Council of Antiquities, 31 of these tombs were semi-rectangular pits between 7.8 and 31.4 inches (20 and 85cm) deep.

In the tombs, the remains were all found in an extended position with the head facing west and the face upwards.


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