Ship and Sailors from ancient Egypt

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2016
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This limestone fragment depicts a prow of a ship. There are sailors, facing right; the foremost sailor holds a pole or a spear. The ship was originally painted black while the sailors were painted red. From Egypt, precise provenance is unknown. Old Kingdom, circa 2686–2181 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (With thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, March 21). Ship and Sailors from ancient Egypt. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4672/ship-and-sailors-from-ancient-egypt/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ship and Sailors from ancient Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 21, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4672/ship-and-sailors-from-ancient-egypt/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ship and Sailors from ancient Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2016. Web. 28 Oct 2021.