Ancient paintings discovered in Egypt’s Aswan shows evidence of prehistoric life

Published March 19th, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
A Pharaonic-era temple is seen in Aswan, Egypt. (Shutterstock)
A Pharaonic-era temple is seen in Aswan, Egypt. (Shutterstock)

German archaeological excavations have unearthed more than 15 prehistoric inscription in Egypt's southern city of Aswan, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced Thursday.

The archaeological team from the University of Bonn uncovered inscriptions including drawings of wild animals and showing religious rituals "involving ostriches and giraffes," said Ministry of Antiquities.

According to the ministry, the inscriptions are the oldest to be discovered in this location, and show “evidence that the area was inhabited by prehistoric people.”

It is not yet known exactly how old the inscriptions are. Aswan is also known for its Pharaonic-era monuments, including the Philae temple, which dates to 690 BCE.


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