35,000 year old axe to return to Egypt after studies
After the completion of archaeological and scientific studies, the Louvein University in Belgium handed over a 35,000 year-old axe to the Egyptian Embassy in Brussels. The axe will arrive in Egypt within days.
|The Louvain University in Belgium handed over this 35,000 year-old axe to the Egyptian Embassy |
in Brussels after studies [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]
The Luvein mission took both the skeleton and the axe to Belgium for studies. The skeleton returned to Egypt in August 2015.
Abdel Gawad said that the skeleton, found in conjunction with the axe, is one of the oldest found in Egypt. It goes back to the Old Archaic Era around 35,000 years ago.
It also shows the development of human species that lived in Egypt throughout different eras.
Abdel Gawad suggested that the skeleton and the axe be put on show at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.
Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [February 10, 2017]