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