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It dates back to the 18th century ... The bow of the sunken ship was found on Saadana Island in the Red Sea



Under the supervision of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the archaeological mission of the Faculty of Arts of Alexandria University succeeded in uncovering the bow of the shipwrecked on Saadana Island in the Red Sea, parts of which had been found in 1994.

 

Ihab Fahmy, head of the Central Department of Sunken Antiquities at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explained that the mission of the Faculty of Arts at Alexandria University also found the middle part of the ship and hundreds of finds and artifacts that were part of the ship's cargo, indicating that the ship had been found during excavations in 1994. By the US Naval Archeology Center expedition.

 

The archaeological mission of the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, resumed its work at the site in 2017, with the aim of uncovering and documenting the rest of the ship’s hull using photogrammetric technology, making an accurate three-dimensional model of the ship, studying its design and construction technology, and preserving the artifacts that have been discovered.

 

He added that the studies conducted by the mission indicated that the ship that was found was a merchant ship dating back to the middle of the 18th century AD and its cargo varied between hundreds of artifacts that include porcelain, pottery vessels of different shapes and sizes in addition to different types of grains, as studies revealed It is likely that the cause of the shipwreck was that it collided with the huge steep coral reefs present at this site during its voyage from Southeast Asia to Egypt.

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