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Old Kingdom boat remains discovered in Cairo | Cairo Post


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Old Kingdom boat remains discovered in Cairo

Ancient boat discovered in Abu Sir- courtesy of Antiquities Minsitry

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.

Excavation site in Abu Sir- courtesy of Antiquities Minsitry

 

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.