UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Archaeologists have found the remains of a boat belonging to the ancient Egyptians. Scientists have long complained of its existence.
The researchers found the boat near the flooded part of the ancient city of Heraklion or Thunis, which is located near the mouth of the Nile, 32 km northeast of Alexandria.
The excavation showed that the size of the boat was large and shaped like a crescent, and its structure is unknown. It includes thick planks attached to each other with wooden nails. The length of the boat is estimated at 28 meters.
The researchers also note that 70% of the body of the boat is made of acacia wood and is still in good condition. The boat was guided by a coaxial shaft attached to a shovel that could have been mounted at the rear of the boat.
According to scientists, this boat perfectly matches the description written by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus (484-425 BC). This historian visited Babylon, Assyria, Egypt, Asia Minor and the Balkan Peninsula, and wrote historical treatises describing the lives of the peoples of Eurasia.
Fantastic find of ancient African ship technology. A 2500 year-old "“fabulously preserved” shipwreck of a baris discovered by divers in Nile river. Described by ancient Greek historian Herodotus, but no evidence that ship ever existed until now. https://t.co/8QCqttETcC pic.twitter.com/V25XAbxweD
— James Hall (@hallaboutafrica) March 18, 2019
This Stunning Nile Shipwreck Is First Evidence That Herodotus Wasn't Lying About Egyptian Boats https://t.co/K68cD93A8h
— akshat agrawal (@akshagrawal08) March 18, 2019
— Ancient History Encyclopedia (@ahencyclopedia) March 18, 2019
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 17, 2019
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