Egyptian archaeologists discover Neolithic royal inscriptions in Aswan

Cairo, An archaeological mission of the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry discovered the earliest royal inscriptions in Wadi Abu Subeira area in the eastern desert northeast of Aswan.

The inscriptions, which date back to the Neolithic age of Predynastic Egypt, depict some animals, such as giraffes, elephants and crocodiles, which existed there at the time, said Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Moustafa Waziri.

Abdel Men’em Saeid, director general of Aswan Antiquities, said some of the inscriptions show Egyptian royal signs, such as falcon Horus.

Some sacred compartments decorated with floral motifs were also discovered, Saeid said.

Archaeologists did recognize some of the symbols, which belong to kings who ruled Egypt before the first dynasty, such as King Scorpion or Narmer, he added.

Source: Jordan News Agency