Archaeological discovery of ancient Egyptian maps
Ancient Egyptian maps are being examined by researchers who believe they reveal knowledge of ancient technologies, including ancient sailing techniques, ancient shipbuilding techniques and ancient navigational techniques.
An Egyptian navigator named Zetemba was reported to have been working in the Red Sea around 4,500 years ago.
In 2006, researchers from Egypt’s National Museum of Egypt said they were conducting a field survey of the city of Kadesh in the eastern Nile Delta, where they found the city’s ancient maps.
The Egyptian maps were found in two boxes, one with the names of three famous Egyptian navigators and the other with the addresses of the three.
They were inscribed with Egyptian characters, which are the same characters found on ancient Egyptian manuscripts and coins.
A map of the Nile Delta in which ancient Egyptian navigations were discovered.
“The maps were quite ancient, we can’t really say what the purpose of these maps were, but they could have been used for navigation purposes,” archaeologist Dr Ahmed Abu al-Din told RTE.
“It is a very important discovery, not just for the region but for the whole world.”
Ancient Egypt was one of the most advanced civilizations on Earth, with the most sophisticated and advanced navigation systems in the world.
“He said the discovery was a “major step forward” in the study of ancient navigation.
The discovery of the maps comes just a few months after scientists announced the discovery of a 2,000-year-old skeleton, believed to be that of a human woman, which was excavated in Egypt’s western city of Alexandria.
Archaeologists found a fragment of a woman’s skull in the remains of a tomb dating to about 1,000 years ago, the same time as the discovery.
The skeleton belonged to a woman who lived in Alexandria at the time, and was excavating a tomb, the report said.
The study of the skeleton also led to the discovery that the woman had a smallpox infection and died in childbirth.
The team from the National Museum said the skeleton was discovered during excavations of a house in a suburb of the capital, Cairo.”
This house is a unique site in the region, and the team had the opportunity to visit it and to see the house,” said Dr Alaa Abul Ala, a research scientist at the National Museums.”
They found that the house had been used by a number of people, including an important person.
“When we asked him what the person’s name was, he told us his name was ‘Zetembo’, and he was an Egyptian navigater.”
In fact, he was the navigator who was responsible for discovering the Red and Blue Seas, which led to a discovery of these ancient maps.
“Dr Abdulrahman Abdulla, a researcher at the Egyptian Institute of Archaeology, told RTV that the discovery revealed ancient Egyptian navigation.”
What is interesting is that the person who was living in the house with the skeleton had a lot of knowledge about the area, the navigational system, and how to sail in the Nile delta, the ancient routes and the ships used,” he said.”
He also knew about ships that sailed through the Red sea and the Blue sea, and he also knew the navigations to these seas.
“He also said that the skeletons belonged to two different people.”
One was a woman, and one was a man, so we have to think that they were different people and not just two people living in one house,” Dr Abduella said.
He said that this was the first time the skeletons had been found in one place.”
There are so many archaeological sites in Egypt that are very much intact and have been around for many, many years, so it is quite exciting that it is the first of its kind in this region,” he added.”
But we must keep in mind that the skeleton has not been fully decomposed yet.
“If it does, we will be able to learn a lot more about the people who lived there, the culture of the time and the people.”
Dr Abduala said the discoveries were “very important” in understanding the history of the ancient Egyptians.
“These maps were discovered during a very interesting time in the history, when there was a lot happening in Egypt,” he told RTR.
“At that time, the population was growing and people were travelling around.”
And the technology that was used was also very advanced.
“Dr Alaa said that, in the past, the idea of ancient sailing would have been considered taboo.”
Sailing, for the ancient people, was considered taboo, because they thought that it would be a form of suicide,” he explained.”
People would have to cross the Red seas to go to the Blue Sea, so there was no need for them to sail.