Hierakonpolis was one of the largest urban settings in Egypt along the Nile over 5000 years ago. Hierakonopols also claims the title to the earliest recorded zombie attack in history.
In 1892, a British dig there unearthed a tomb containing a decomposed body, whose brain had been infected with the ‘zombie’ virus, Solanum. In addition, thousands of scratch marks adorned every surface of the tomb as if the corpse had tried to claw it’s way out.
Link to the archeology report.