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July 13, 2020, 4:21 am UTC    
April 20, 2019 06:16PM
...in Egypt?

Is this still the consensus?

The first excavation was carried out in 1947 and 1948 by the then director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Abdel Salam Hussein. His nickname "el-Mudir" (= "the chief") was the source of its modern name Gisr el-Mudir. The results of these excavations were not published.

Systematic research was first undertaken in the 1990s by archaeologists of the National Museum of Scotland, in which techniques like magnetometry and ground-penetrating radar were employed. Before these excavations, the structure was considered to be an unfinished pyramid complex from the Third Dynasty. However, pottery shards in the filling of the walls were found to date to the

Second Dynasty and indicated that the structure was constructed at the end of the Second Dynasty (end of the 28th century BC).

>>>>>>>>>>Thus Gisr el-Mudir became the oldest known Egyptian construction for which worked stone was used as a building material.<<<<<<<<<<<<



[en.wikipedia.org]
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Is the Gisr-el-Mudir still considered the oldest stone construction

Hans April 20, 2019 06:16PM

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