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Submission + - Radar Reveals Ancient Egyptian City (

Darkman, Walkin Dude writes: A team of Austrian Archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of the ancient city of Avaris, the summer capital of the Hyksos in the 16th century BC. The excavation team found this area using a combination of magnetometry and resistivity surveys. Several architectural features including houses, temples, streets, cemeteries and palaces can be seen. The team has also been able to make out the arrangement of neighborhoods and living quarters.

Dr. Irene Forstner-Muller, Director of the mission said that approximately 2.6 square kilometers have been investigated using a combination of geophysical survey and excavation. (..) She explained that the aim of the magnetometric and resistivity surveys were to define the borders of ancient Avaris. The team has succeeded in identifying a collection of houses and a possible harbor area. A series of pits of different sizes are also visible but their function has not yet been determined.

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