Photo of the new discovery rock inscriptions photo file
CAIRO - 04 October 2017: The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced discovering new stone inscriptions in Aswan.
During an archaeological survey carried out by the Ministry of Antiquities in Subira Valley in Aswan, the Egyptian Archaeological Mission for mines succeeded in uncovering a number of rock inscriptions dating back to the Ancient Stone Age.
"These inscriptions were engraved on a mountainous mass of sandstone and is remarkable in picturing a variety of wild animals that were prevalent in those times such as hippopotamuses, wild bulls, wild donkeys, deer, and others," said Dr. Mustapha Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
"The mission also found other archaeological findings depicting workshops for the manufacture of stone tools, ancient roads and quarrying areas."
Nasr Salama, director general of Aswan and Nubian monuments, said that "These engraved inscriptions are unique and there is no such thing in Egypt except in two locations in the areas of Qarata and Abu Tanjoura north of the city of Kom Ombo. There, the group of discovered sites that can be found in Wadi Subira amount to 10 sites; all backdated to the Ancient Stone Age, namely; more than 15 thousand years ago. “
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