Space Ancient ship and burial ground discovered in underwater city in Egypt 3 months ago Nhi Dang Galley sunk when it was slammed with blocks from famous temple of Amun. Archaeologists have discovered the 2,200-year-old wreck of an ancient Egyptian ship that sank after being struck with giant blocks from the famous temple of Amun. The so-called galley, along with a burial ground, were discovered beneath the Mediterranean Sea in Thonis-Heracleion, a city that fell into the water long ago. The ship is called a fast galley, a type of vessel with a large sail that would have been propelled to relatively high speeds by a team of oarsmen. The recently discovered fast galley is 82 feet (25 meters) long with a flat keel, a feature that is commonly found among ancient vessels that navigated the Nile River. It “sank after being hit by huge blocks from the famed temple of Amun, which was totally destroyed [during] a cataclysmic event in the second century B.C.,” a team of archaeologists said in an emailed statement released by the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology. That “cataclysmic event” was probably an earthquake, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a July 19 statement. The galley now lies beneath just over 16 feet (5 m) of clay and rubble from the temple. Researchers used a new type of sonar to locate it. “The finds of fast galleys from this period remain extremely rare,” Franck Goddio, the president of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology, said in the institute’s statement. The ship was constructed with a mortise-and-tenon technique, in which pieces of wood with protrusions called tenons are placed into pieces of wood with holes called mortises cut into them. The result is a ship made of wood sections that interlock like a jigsaw puzzle. It’s not clear what cargo, if any, the galley was carrying when it sank. Burial ground At the site of this sunken city, the archaeologists also discovered a burial ground that was in use as far back as 2,400 years ago. The team found elaborately decorated pottery, including one piece that appears to have images of waves painted on it. Archaeologists also found a gold amulet depicting Bes, an Egyptian god associated with childbirth and fertility. Ancient Egyptians sometimes used images of the god to protect young children and women giving birth. Post Views: 118 Tags: Ancient ship and burial ground discovered in underwater city in Egypt Continue Reading Previous 𝘈𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴: 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘈𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘈𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘗𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦Next ᴀ ʜᴏʟʟʏᴡᴏᴏᴅ ᴘʀᴏᴅᴜᴄᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴀᴘᴇ ᴏғ ᴀ ᴜғᴏ ʟᴀɴᴅɪɴɢ ᴀᴛ ʜᴏʟʟᴏᴍᴀɴ ᴀɪʀ ғᴏʀᴄᴇ ʙᴀsᴇ More Stories Space Alien Invasion: How the World Would React to Space Guests 4 weeks ago Nhi Dang Space Aliens In the Center of the Earth: How Extraterrestrial Civilizations Travel the Universe 4 weeks ago Nhi Dang Space The Secret Space Program and the Death of President John F. Kennedy 4 weeks ago Nhi Dang Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.