Sunday, February 7, 2016

Third Dynasty Boat Found at Abu Sir

     A boat possibly dating to the reign of Huni, the last Pharaoh of Egypt's Third Dynasty has been found by a Czech team. The find is associated with a nobleman's burial, rather than a royal burial. I believe this is the first example known of a full sized boat being buried with a nobleman.

     The boat is also interesting in that the wood planks are in their original places and the ropes that held them together are preserved in places. An article on the discovery can be found here.

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