1. <small id="dk2yl"><object id="dk2yl"><tr id="dk2yl"></tr></object></small>
    2. <meter id="dk2yl"></meter>

      <listing id="dk2yl"></listing>

      <label id="dk2yl"></label>

      ? Courtesy Ministry of Antiquities, Egypt

      An ancient port used to transport stones for the construction of temples and obelisks has been discovered in Egypt, according to the country's Ministry of Antiquities.

      In a Facebook post Tuesday, the ministry said the main port used to transport stone along the Nile River from the quarries of Gebel el-Silsila was uncovered during an archaeological expedition excavating the ruins of Kom Ombo near Aswan.

      The port on the Nile's west bank extends over 100 meters and lies about 200 meters from a large quarry, according to Mustafa Waziri, the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

      River silt and greenery were cleared from the area, revealing inscriptions and mechanisms for tying the boats.

      Gebel el-Silsila is an important source of sandstone in Egypt. Abdul Mouneim Saeed, director general of Aswan and Nubia Antiquities Council, said that it has been widely used from the 18th dynasty into the modern era.

      Stone used to build temples such as Al Karnak, Habu, Kom Ombo and Dendera was mostly cut in the area's quarries, Saeed said, according to the announcement.

      The port's discovery is the latest in a series of recent archaeological announcements. Egypt is hoping to increase tourism interest in a destination that suffered following a 2011 uprising.

      Next Story

      Source: Body of missing Illinois boy found

      Feedback

      Found the story interesting?

      Like us on Facebook to see similar stories


      Send MSN Feedback

      We appreciate your input!

      Please give an overall site rating:

      重庆时时彩注冊送彩金

      1. <small id="dk2yl"><object id="dk2yl"><tr id="dk2yl"></tr></object></small>
      2. <meter id="dk2yl"></meter>

        <listing id="dk2yl"></listing>

        <label id="dk2yl"></label>

        1. <small id="dk2yl"><object id="dk2yl"><tr id="dk2yl"></tr></object></small>
        2. <meter id="dk2yl"></meter>

          <listing id="dk2yl"></listing>

          <label id="dk2yl"></label>

          香港六合彩第52期资料 极速快乐十分开奖 内蒙古时时彩玩法 元彩app 澳洲幸运5预测 香港赛马会手表 陕西快乐十分派彩电子走势图 赛马会排位表表 湖北快3未出号码查询 篮球让分胜负分析方法 网易彩票11选5可信吗 彩票合买会不会陪钱 图表走势 北京赛车冠军分析 排列5开奖直播视频