Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Desert roads lead to discovery in Egypt

Over the last two decades, John Coleman Darnell and his wife, Deborah, hiked and drove caravan tracks west of the Nile from the monuments of Thebes, at present-day Luxor. These and other desolate roads, beaten hard by millennial human and donkey traffic, only seemed to lead to nowhere. In the practice of what they call desert-road archaeology, the Darnells found pottery and ruins and some of the earliest documentation of Egyptian history.

Read more:  New York Times

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