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Giza: Egypt's Ex-Club Med?

Was Giza once a Club-Med style paradise? Probably not - but experts have found the possible remains of a bustling port.

History buffs have discovered an aincent port burried near the Giza pyramids. Archeology experts found the discovery, thought to date back around 4,500 years, at a city that dates mainly to the reign of the pharaoh Menkaure. Experts unearthed an underground basin thought to be an extension of a harbour or waterfront. Director of Ancient Egypt Research Associates Mark Lehner claims his team also found at Giza charcoal remains of cedar, juniper, pine and oak, all trees that grew in the Levant, along with more than 50 examples of combed ware jars, a style of pottery from that region.

Additionally, large amounts of granite from Aswan, located on ancient Egypt's southern border, have long been known to be at Giza, and these could have been brought down the Nile River to Giza's port. Lehner claims that the latest discoveries suggest that Giza was a thriving port. He added: "Giza was the central port then for three generations, Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure."


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