Archaeologists working in the excavation at Sinai peninsula, managed to discover the oldest port in the world. Harbor located in the bay of the Red Sea, its age is approximately rated at 4,500 years.
Historians have suggested that the port served as a major gateway. Ancient Egypt in overseas lands during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) The Fourth Dynasty, the very one that he built world famous pyramid. The port served mainly for trade – from ships sailing with copper and other minerals set sail mined on the Sinai Peninsula.
The remains of papyrus were also found at the excavation site, which talk about the fascinating details and features of the life of the ancients Egyptians, ancient stones that served as anchors, the remains of repair docks for ships. The port was discovered by a team of specialists from French Institute of Archaeological Research, in the Wadi al-Yarf area, in 112 miles south of Suez.
The papyri that historians have managed to decipher date back to 27 the reign of Cheops, who died in 2566 BC, and set out the rules for the nutrition of sailors, how much bread and beer they should to go swimming. Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mohammed Ibrahim noted that this is the oldest papyrus found on territory of Egypt.
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In Egypt, the oldest known port in the world was found, erected during the time of Pharaoh Cheops
A photo from open sources
Archaeologists in Egypt have stumbled upon what they think is the oldest port in the world. In addition, the researchers found a collection of papyrus, which, according to the Egyptian authorities, will be the oldest known to people.
A harbor discovered on the Red Sea coast is believed to be was built at least 4,500 years ago, during the time of the pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) fourth dynasty of Egyptian rulers. Photo from open sources A team of researchers believes that something what they found, in the distant past, was one of the most important trading ports of ancient Egypt and was used by the inhabitants of Ancient Egypt to export copper and other minerals from the Sinai peninsula. In addition, among the found remains of the city were fragments of ancient papyruses have been found, of which scientists have already managed learn some fascinating details about everyday life ancient egyptians. Photos from open sources Egyptian authorities said that archaeologists have found many documents, as well as a collection of carved stone anchors. The port city was built on the banks of the Red the sea in the Wadi al-Jarf region, 112 kilometers south of Suez and was discovered by a group of scientists from the French Institute archaeological research. It is believed that the found buildings on 1,000 years older than any other port facility in the world, known to man. Photos from open sources A collection of 40 papyrus, which was found by scientists, allows you to get closer to everyday the life of the ancient Egyptians who lived during the reign of the pharaoh Khufu. Khufu died around 2566 BC. Among the found remains scientists also found parts of fixtures that used to make the bread and beer they ate workers. Egyptian Minister of Culture Mohamed Ibrahim said finds are of particular value, for example, found papyri are the oldest papyrus ever found in Egypt. He said that one of the papyrus found was talking about the activities of an official named Merrer who participated in the construction of the Great Pyramid in Giza, the tomb of the pharaoh Cheops. Photo from open sources “He mainly writes about his numerous trips to the quarry, where limestone was mined for building a pyramid. Although we have not learned anything new about the construction of the Cheops pyramid, this diary is the first evidence regarding the construction of this legendary tomb of the pharaoh “, – added Ibrahim.
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