(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists from a joint Egyptian-Austrian mission, while conducting survey work in the city of Kom Ombo in Egypt, discovered ancient bunkers and administrative buildings.
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the discovery. It was made in Kom Ombo, located on the east bank of the Nile River in Aswan province in Upper Egypt.
The joint mission began excavations in 2017. Recently, work has been carried out in the northeastern part of the Balatalmi temple in the area of the Kom-Ombo temple.
There, archaeologists, for example, discovered a large administrative building with many different rooms. It is dated to the First Intermediate Period (2180-2050 BC).
Ancient conical bunkers made of bricks have also been excavated. They, according to archaeologists, served for the needs of agriculture.
Some of the bunkers were used for grain storage, others may have been for silage storage. In a word, these were warehouses that partially went underground. And their height above the surface, at times, reached two meters.
Scientists note that at that time the city of Kom Ombo was a well-known center of agriculture and commercial activity.
Earlier in this city, archaeologists unearthed entire neighborhoods that housed the administrative and distribution bodies of the agricultural industry of this ancient region.
Kom Ombo is also called the “golden city of the pharaohs”. It was originally called Nubt, which means “Golden City”.
This ancient metropolis became famous for its temple, which was called Kom Ombo. The sanctuary was dedicated to the ancient Egyptian crocodile god Sobek, the falcon god Horus, and other deities. Later, the city itself began to be called by the name of its main temple.
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