Thursday, March 26, 2015   |   6,282 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in

World's oldest harbor found in Egypt


Posted on Wednesday, 17 April, 2013 | Comment icon 9 comments


Image credit: Wikipedia

 
A vast harbor complex thought to be 4,500 years old has been unearthed on the shores of the Red Sea.

The harbor predates the current oldest known harbor by 1,000 years and is believed to have been used to help extend the domain of the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu by shipping copper and other materials across the Mediterranean. The harbor complex is located about 112 miles south of Suez and was discovered by a team from the French Institute for Archaeological Studies.

Also among the ancient dock structures archaeologists found carved stone anchors and a treasure trove of papyrus documents, one of which belonging to a port official who helped lead the construction of the Great Pyramid. "He mainly reported about his many trips to the Tura limestone quarry to fetch block for the building of the pyramid," said Egyptologist Pierre Tallet.

""This diary provides for the first time an insight on this matter," Tallet said."

  View: Full article |  Source: Live Science

  Discuss: View comments (9)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by cormac mac airt on 17 April, 2013, 11:25
Saru, kmt_sesh has done beat you to it. Always nice to see new discoveries though. cormac
Comment icon #2 Posted by BuzzLightYear on 17 April, 2013, 12:41
Well so much for ET building the Pyramids.
Comment icon #3 Posted by andy hair candy on 17 April, 2013, 13:59
Fascinating!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Hobbit Feet on 17 April, 2013, 18:00
I love this stuff!
Comment icon #5 Posted by moonshadow60 on 17 April, 2013, 18:44
Me, too. Having the documentation to back up the discovery is totally amazing.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Silver Surfer on 17 April, 2013, 23:48
Egypt is a frickin treasure trove of ancient historY! Can you DIG iT? Yes we caaN!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Silver Surfer on 18 April, 2013, 6:49
The zero interest in this deafening. :/
Comment icon #8 Posted by Zeta Reticulum on 18 April, 2013, 8:01
Built about 500 years after the "Iceman" died on the alps. And about 1000 years before the first 2 tonne blocks were hewn with copper axes (and they also cut granite) with copper axes. HMMMMM how long would that take, hitting granite with copper ?
Comment icon #9 Posted by kwin on 21 April, 2013, 5:50
Must maintain the 'accepted' theology timeline. As was done with all the middle east.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Other news in this category
Richard III to be reburied in Leicester
Posted 3-23-2015 | 7 comments
The English monarch's remains were discovered beneath a car park after being lost for over 500 years....
 
Was Atlantis on the Moroccan coast ?
Posted 3-17-2015 | 83 comments
Late German computer expert Michael Hubner believed that he had found the site of the fabled lost city....
 
Stonehenge may have been a raised platform
Posted 3-16-2015 | 23 comments
A new theory has proposed that the prehistoric stone circle may have supported a large wooden altar....
 
Tomb of Celtic prince unearthed in France
Posted 3-6-2015 | 3 comments
The Iron Age prince was discovered along with his chariot at the center of a huge mound near Lavau....
 
Explorers discover lost city in Honduras
Posted 3-3-2015 | 15 comments
The ancient ruins were found during an expedition to locate the fabled 'City of the Monkey God'....
 
Mummy found inside bronze Buddha statue
Posted 2-23-2015 | 15 comments
A bronze statue dating back up to 1,000 years has been found to contain the remains of a Buddhist monk....
 
Ancient shrines helped to predict the future
Posted 2-20-2015 | 4 comments
Archaeologists have discovered three divination shrines within a hilltop fortress at Gegharot, Armenia....
 
Ancient Egyptians had paid sick days
Posted 2-18-2015 | 16 comments
Ancient texts suggest that the Egyptians had their own state-supported health care system....
 
Real-life Indiana Jones seeks the lost Ark
Posted 1-31-2015 | 179 comments
Filmmaker and researcher Harry Moskoff believes he is close to locating the fabled Ark of the Covenant....
 
King Tut's beard falls off in weird accident
Posted 1-23-2015 | 29 comments
Part of King Tutankhamun's famous burial mask broke off this week and had to be glued back on....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ