New ancient finds in Aswan

Archaeologists working in the Aswan region, Egypt, made new discoveries at the ancient Egyptian city of Edfu, where a royal administrative complex has been uncovered, and at Kom Ombo, where new artefacts have been unearthed at the ancient temple.

Probably oldest use of Kanji character found

Archaeologists discovered possibly the oldest use of a Kanji character  on a pottery shard in Japan, dating back to the late Yayoi Pottery Culture period (300 BC-AD 300). The fragment was found at Karakami archaeological site in Iki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

Royal finds in ancient Egypt

Excavations at Tell El Fara’in, known as ancient Buto or Butosus, east of Alexandria, Egypt, unearthed remains of mud-brick walls and artefacts, some of which are linked to King Psamtik I, a Pharaoh of the 26th Dynasty.