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Discovering the artists of the Eastern Sahara

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Dr Guilio Lucarini of the McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research identifies recently discovered rock art found in Farafra as Neolithic.

 

Recently discovered rock art on the walls of a cave in the Egyptian Western Desert has been provisionally dated by Cambridge University archaeologist, Dr Guilio Lucarini, as between 6,000 and 7,000 years old, created at least 1,000 years before the building of the pyramids. The drawings add weight to
the argument that Egyptian culture drew on cultural influences from
Africa and not only from the Near East. 

Read the whole article here: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/discovering-the-artists-of-the-eastern-sahara#sthash.9KMJMdL4.dpuf

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