Monday, August 5, 2013

NEW DISCOVERY: Funerary boats discovered in Abu Rawash



According to Dr. Mostafa Amin, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, a team of specialists from the Minister of Antiquities in co-operation with the French Institute of Oriental Archaelogy, starts today moving two wooden planks of two funerary boats belong to the era of King “ Den” also known as “Hor-Den, Dewen and Udimu” who is mostly known as the first to use the title “King of Lower and Upper Egypt” and the first depicted wearing the double crown.

The wooden planks were discovered last week in the early dynastic cemetery to the north of Mastaba No. 6 in Abu Eawash area.
The first plank is 390 cm long while the other is 70 cm long beside another wooden sheet belongs to the boat which was discovered last year and it is 120 cm long.

Dr. Mostafa Amin explained that the wooden pieces are in bad condition and they will be transported to the restoration centre at the Grand Egyptian Museum to analyze in order to restore using the latest techniques. 

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