An ancient gold-processing and panning camp has been discovered by archaeologists along the Nile River about 800 miles (1,287 kilometers) south of Cairo.
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Archaelogists find ancient Egypts gold source
Archaelogists find ancient Egypts gold source
Archaelogists find ancient Egypts gold source

An ancient gold-processing and panning camp has been discovered by archaeologists along the Nile River about 800 miles (1,287 kilometers) south of Cairo that is thought to be the first physical evidence of where Egypt obtained its vast gold resources.

An ancient gold-processing and panning camp has been discovered by archaeologists along the Nile River about 800 miles (1,287 kilometers) south of Cairo that is thought to be the first physical evidence of where Egypt obtained its vast gold resources.

The archaeologists surmise non-Egyptians called Kushites, who ruled Nubia -- now known as northern Sudan -- gathered gold at the site from about 2000 B.C. to 1500 B.C. and used it to trade with Egypt.

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