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Ancient Asyut (Akhmim)
An archaeological site near this city disclosed a Predynastic culture named the Badarian. It is the oldest predynastic culture in southern Egypt flourishing between 4300 and 3800 BC although it began at least 5000 BC. Asyut is the largest town in Upper Egypt and lies about 234 miles south of Cairo. It is an old city which was first settled in pharaonic times and was the capital of the Thirteenth Nome of Upper Egypt and named Syut .....
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