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NEWS: ‘World’s oldest port’ found in Egypt

The harbor is thought to be 1,000 years older than any other port structure in the world (Source: Daily Mail).

The harbor is thought to be 1,000 years older than any other port structure in the world (Source: Daily Mail).

“Archaeologists have stumbled upon what is thought to be the world’s oldest port.

The harbour, discovered on the Red Sea coast, is believed to date back 4,500 years, to the days of the Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) in the Fourth Dynasty.

Teams believe it was once of one of the most important commercial ports of ancient Egypt, and would have been used for the export copper and other minerals from the Sinai Peninsula.

Alongside it were pieces of ancient papyri, which include fascinating details about the daily lives of ancient Egyptians” – via Daily Mail.

Read more here

This is just astonishing! Anything that reveals more about ancient Egyptian daily life is a true treasure…

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