Sunday, April 08, 2007

Egyptian archaeologists find oldest fort to date on Horus road

"Egypt's chief archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, took a bus of journalists into the North Sinai to showcase his agency's latest discovery - the ancient buried walls of a military fort and a few pieces of volcanic lava.

According to Egyptian officials, the evidence of lava is from a volcano in the Mediterranean Sea that erupted in 1500 BC and is believed to have killed 35,000 people and wiped out villages in Egypt, Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula.

The same diggers found evidence of a military fort with four rectangular towers, now considered the oldest fort on the Horus military road."