An ancient, mysterious and often elusive site near Giza in Egypt is on the verge of being re-examined.
On Sunday, Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced that the Gizpeh-Sifr archaeological site near the famed plateau would be opened to the public for the first time since 1967, the same year that Israel seized the plateau and built the Jewish state.
The ministry said that the new site, located near the Gizeh Valley, will be used as a temporary research area and as an educational tool for students.
Egypt’s Antiquity Ministry said the site was discovered in 1751 and that its history is well-documented.
It is thought that at least 3,000 years ago, the area was inhabited by people who lived in tents or in caves.
Its main purpose was for shelter and for studying the natural features of the plateau, said a statement on the ministry’s website.
The announcement came two weeks after Egypt opened the Giseh Valley to tourists in the summer of 2018.
The ministry said the park was originally designated as a “special tourist area” and was expanded to accommodate tourists.