Which ancient Egyptian pottery was most ancient?
Ancient Egyptian potteries, dating from around 3200 BC, have been unearthed in what is believed to be the first archaeological excavation of a period dating back to the Ancient Egypt period.
The pots, known as Ebrii, date back to around 2500 BC and were found at the site of a major archaeological site in the south of Egypt known as Nubia.
While the site was recently excavated, the pots were found in layers.
A small portion of one of the pots was found on the bottom, suggesting that it was still on the potter’s utensil.
According to the Irish Times, a second pot was found in the same layer of the pot.
These pots date from around 2500-3000 BC, the same time period as the major archaeological sites at Nubian and Qumran.
Etymology: An ancient Egyptian word meaning “to drink” or “to go” and a common name for the region of the Nile delta.