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Interactive Dig: Hierakonpolis

The largest site from the Pre- and Protodynastic period (3800-3100 B.C.), Hierakonpolis the City of the Hawk is the most important site for understanding the foundations of Egyptian civilization. Here, nearly 400 miles south of Cairo, archaeological investigation over the past century has confirmed this vast site''s central role in the transition from prehistory to history.

Author(s):  Friedman, Renee
Format:  Website
Publisher:  Archaeology Magazine