Thursday, February 03, 2011

Exhibition: Seafaring Expeditions to Punt

Ahram Online

At the entrance hall of the Supreme Council of Antiquities' (SCA) premises in Zamalek, a dozen of journalists, photographers and TV anchors gathered as well as archeologists and top governmental officials trying to have a glimpse of the “Seafaring Expeditions to Punt” exhibition.

The exhibition displays eighteen posters showing the treasured collection unearthed at Mersa Gawasis ancient Egyptian harbor, 23 kilometers south of Port Safaga, in the last ten years.

There is a collection of ropes of different sizes and cedar wooden beams used in the construction of ships. There are stone anchors, shreds of clay vessels derived from ancient Sudan and seals inscribed with the name of punt and stele.

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