Archaeological discoveries in the area have yielded a treasure trove of information about the architecture of Ancient Egypt but also about the daily ins and outs of Egyptian life.
But one discovery, in particular, has shed light onto how the hierarchies of Egypt’s society interacted with one another thousands of years ago.
According to Anna Wodzińska from the University of Warsaw’s Institute of Archaeology, researchers have been digging up for many years fragments of ceramic pots and dishes made in Egypt.
Although the artefacts by themselves might not seem significant, researchers have been finding ceramic dishes made thousands of miles away in Lebanon.
Dr Wodzińska said: “These are crusts from dishes crafted in a careful manner.