The excavations, carried out before the construction of a new railroad line, also uncovered fifth millennium B.C.E. Early Chalcolithic architectural remains from the Wadi Rabah culture. The rectilinear buildings reveal high-quality pottery, tools and artistic artifacts, including representations of human genitalia thought to be fertility symbols.
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