After 5,000 year voyage, world's oldest built boats deliver

Earliest royal boats at Abydos

By P.Kainic

A fleet of the oldest built wooden boats in the world, located in the desert sands of Abydos, Egypt – more than eight miles from the river Nile – are painstakingly being excavated by archaeologists.

The work is revealing remarkable new evidence about the wealth, power and technological prowess of the earliest days of Egyptian civilization. The work is being conducted under the authority of Egypt's Minister of Culture, Dr. Farouk Hosni, and the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Gaballa Ali Gaballa.

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