Author Results for Alessandra Nibbi

Stone Anchors: the Evidence Re-assessed

By Alessandra Nibbi

A number of stone anchors or mooring stones had been raised from the sea bottom, others were found on land, and a few more were graphically represented. Most of them came from the Mediterranean, with the oldest one dated earlier than 2345 B.C., but there were a few more from outside that area. The paper […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology

Ancient Egyptian Anchors: a Focus on Facts

By Alessandra Nibbi

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 […] Read More

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

Some Remarks on the Assumption of Ancient Egyptian Sea-Going

By Alessandra Nibbi

Nibbi takes issue with Lucien Basch in M.M. 64 (2) (1978),concerning Egyptian seafaring in Antiquity, as no archaeological evidence exists to support the assumption that they ventured across the Mediterranean or Red Sea. The lack of texts or pictorial evidence on ancient reliefs, the lack of a symbol for a sea god and the absence […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology