The Oldest Human Footprint
In the mid-20th century, Egyptian archeologist Ahmed Fakhry worked at Siwa (and elsewhere within the Western Desert).
In 1995, Greek archeologist vine Souvaltzi proclaimed that she had known the spot of Alexander the great within the oasis of Siwa. Mrs. vine Souvaltzi created the subsequent statement to the Greek media: “but I'm talking to each Greek everywhere the globe. I would like all of you to feel proud as a result of Greek hands have found this vital monument”. This statement was a solution to the, at the time, Greek prime minister Costas Simitis WHO urged the archaeologists to prevent their analysis in Egypt and sent a Greek Embassy adviser to raise the Egyptian government to withdraw Mrs. Souvaltzi’s permission to excavate within the space. This was the primary time in human history that one country's government intervened in ANother country's internal affairs to prevent an archaeologic excavation. The case remains active within the Greek courts of law.
An extremely previous hominid footprint was discovered in 2007 at Siwa Oasis. Egyptian scientists claimed it may be 2–3 million years previous, which might build it the oldest fossilized hominid footprint ever found. However, no proof of this conjecture was ever given.
In late 2013, AN announcement was created relating to the apparent Archaeoastronomy discovery of precise spring and September equinox sunrise alignments over the Aghurmi mound/Amun Oracle once viewed from Timasirayn temple within the Western Desert, twelve kilometers away across Lake Siwa. the primary far-famed recent public viewing of this event occurred on twenty-one March 2014 throughout the vernal equinox.
Egyptian archaeologists have found what they believe can be the oldest human footprint in history. they found the footprint, imprinted on mud and then hardened into rock while exploring a prehistoric website in Siwa, a desert oasis in the west of the country.
“This might return concerning 2 million years,” speculated the top of Egypt’s antiquities council, Zahi Hawass. “It might be the foremost necessary discovery in Egypt.”
Previously, the earliest human archeological proof from Egypt dated back around two hundred,000 years, Reuters reports.
Archaeologists are aforementioned it's even doable that the footprint might go back any more than the three.2 million-year-old fossil Lucy, the partial skeleton of AN ape-man, was unearthed in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in 1974.