Ancient Egyptian Boat Burial (c. 1850 BC) Unearthed in Abydos, Egypt at the base of the Mountain of Anubis!

Archeology excavations have unearthed a boat burial from c. 1850 BC at Abydos, Egypt dating back to the reign of Pharaoh Senwosret III.

The boat burial is part of a royal tomb mortuary complex at the base of the Mountain of Anubis.

Ancient Egyptian Boat Burial (c. 1850 BC) Unearthed in Abydos, Egypt at the base of the Mountain of Anubis!

 

And although “Anubis Mountain” sounds vaguely like some sort of new Disney themepark attraction, we assure you dear readers, the site is very real and very important.

Archeologists have found the remains of a 65-foot long wooden boat buried inside of its own mud-brick tomb.

Ancient Egyptian Boat Burial (c. 1850 BC) Unearthed in Abydos, Egypt at the base of the Mountain of Anubis!

Over 120 boats are drawn on the interior walls of the boat building.

As for the boat itself, only 9 wooden planks remain. The rest have been eaten over the centuries by white ants. Curse those albino wood munchers!

International Journal of Nautical Archeology

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1095-9270.12203/full

Ancient Egyptian Boat Burial (c. 1850 BC) Unearthed in Abydos, Egypt at the base of the Mountain of Anubis!
Ancient Egyptian Boat Burial (c. 1850 BC) Unearthed in Abydos, Egypt at the base of the Mountain of Anubis!

 

 

 

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