Ancient Egyptian Anchors: a Focus on Facts

By Alessandra Nibbi, published August 1984


Close examination of the evidence from ancient Egyptian excavated anchors and iconography leads the author to state that while there is evidence to support travel and trade using vessels with anchors on inland waterways there is no conclusive evidence to support the concept of sea-going ancient Egyptians. Further support comes from linguistic studies, as no word has been identified in ancient Egyptian for sea.

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Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Art & Music | Miscellaneous

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