Further along the valley road, one can behold the Vulture Rock. It is so named because its shape –seen at a certain angle– resembles the shape of a vulture. The rock is covered with 600 cartouches and inscriptions from Pharaonic times cheek by jowl with Pre-Dynastic boats and animals. Some were carved by priests, others made by pilgrims.
In Cemetery 43, 150 burials were found. Scholars hold the view that they belonged to the working class inhabitants of Nekhen, since less objects were found in the tombs. Some of the bodies found were decapitated and the objects encountered were of copper or linen. Here, there was a marked abse