Thursday, 23 September 2010

Radar reveals extent of buried ancient Egyptian city

An Austrian archaeological team has used radar imaging to determine the size of the 3,500-year-old capital of Egypt's foreign occupiers, the Hyksos warrior people from Asia.

Archaeology chief Zahi Hawass said in the statement that such noninvasive techniques are the best way to define the extent of the site. Egypt's Delta is densely populated and heavily farmed, making extensive excavation difficult, unlike in southern Egypt with its more famous desert tombs and temples.

Read more: USA Today

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