Monday, February 1, 2016

New Discovery, Abu Sir: Old Kingdom Boat Remains Discovered in Cairo

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 page Monday.

The 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.

The 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 of preservation.
Source: Cairo Post– By/ The Cairo Post

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