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Monday, February 1, 2016
New Discovery, Abu Sir: Old Kingdom Boat Remains Discovered in Cairo
The remains of a large wooden boat have been discovered in the South Abusir
area of Cairo by a Czech archeology team from Prague’s Charles University,
Ministry of Antiquities Mamdouh Damati announced on the ministry’s Facebook
boat, dated from the Old Kingdom, may have been owned by a king, but
verification will be challenging due to the deterioration of the wood.
pegs and boards of the boat are intact, and its structure may contribute
“significantly to the knowledge of boat building in ancient Egypt,” Damati
said, adding that most boats are not found intact, or are in a very poor state