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In Egypt, unearthed the remains of the fortress

April 3 2007
13:33

In the north of the Sinai Peninsula to Egyptian archaeologists have found ruins the New Kingdom.

Fortress, which presumably refers to the 18 dynasties, located on the military road between Egypt and Palestine. She served as an outpost on the eastern border of the country, protecting it from uninvited guests, as well as warehouse of provisions and the administrative center of Egyptian troops in the area.

The observed fortress built on the ruins of a military camp tribe of the Hyksos, which fought the ancient Egyptians. In addition, archaeologists have announced another important discovery. During the excavations were also found particles of lava the volcano that caused the deaths of thousands of people in 17th century BC

It is a volcano of Santorini in the Aegean Sea, the eruption that allegedly occurred more than 3500 years ago and the deaths of 35,000 people. Informs RIA Novosti.

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