Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The Ancient Egyptian Navy

Remains of ships found buried near Egyptian tombs or monuments have connected watercraft with the ritual preparation for the afterlife. However the find of 14 ships dating to the First Dynasty indicates not only the importance of these craft, but these 75 ft long ships are the oldest known boats made of planks ever discovered. Ships of this size and similar design were used to control the Nile Valley for nearly three thousand years.

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