Radar Uncovers Ancient Egyptian City

Researchers map long-buried city of Avaris
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2010 5:55 AM CDT
Updated Jun 26, 2010 12:42 PM CDT
This image released by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities shows the outlines of streets, houses and temples underneath the green farm fields and modern town of Tel al-Dabaa, in Egypt.    (AP Photo/Supreme Council of Antiquities)

(Newser) – Archaeologists have used satellite radar images to map a long-lost Egyptian city, reports the BBC. The team discovered a detailed outline of Avaris, the summer capital of the Hyksos invaders some 3,500 years ago. The picture reveals streets, houses, tombs, and the remains of a port area. The site is buried beneath the houses and fields of a modern Nile Delta settlement, making excavation difficult.

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