Skip to comments.Did the Ancient Egyptians sail as far as the Black Sea? Adventurers will use a boat [tr]
Posted on 07/31/2019 5:59:19 AM PDT by C19fan
A boat made of reeds will be put to the test by a team of intrepid adventurers when they embark on the 800 mile journey from the Black Sea to Crete in August.
The voyage aboard the vessel the 'Abora IV' is hoped will prove that the ancient Egyptians could have made similar trips in reed boats thousands of years ago.
The 46 feet-long (14 metre) boat will be crewed by a team of two dozen researchers and volunteers, from eight different countries.
Setting out from the Bulgarian port of Varna, on the Black Sea, the voyagers will forge their way through the Bosphorus, across the Aegean Sea and on to Crete.
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Both the Phoenicians and the Greeks had settlements in Crimea
Isn’t that where Jason and the Argonauts found the golden fleece?
Avaris traded with the minoans.
No, I think that was Colchis, or modern-day Georgia.
IIRC from Nat Geo there is on display a Khufu Era boat that looks to me like it could very likely sail just about anywhere in the world with a good crew.
Yes Colchis - present day Georgia. (No! Not the one with the Bulldogs, Falcons, Braves or CNN HQ!)
If they had boats (and they did) they would trade with other civilizations. This is why Troy became an important city, because they controlled the Hellespont. And later, Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul.
I have no problem believing that the Egyptians went that far.
Related note: we just toured LST 325 in Evansville, Indiana. Many of the WWII LST's were built in inland shipyards, including Evansville, which produced over 100 during the war. With no load and empty ballast tanks, LST's drew less than 10 feet of water, so you could get them up and down the Ohio, Mississippi and some other major rivers. Of course, being flat-bottomed (basically ocean going barges), they pitched something awful at sea. Our guide said that in rough weather on an Atlantic crossing, an LST would pitch 30 degrees to port and starboard every ten seconds.
So: I don't know if I'd want to take an Egyptian Nile boat out to sea. That said, the Viking longships were fairly seaworthy and still shallow draft enough to get far up the rivers, which was a big part of the Viking secret sauce during the Dark Ages.
The Egyptians sailed the Red Sea.
And they didn’t do it in boats made of reeds, either. They built pretty sophisticated ships.
Cue up “King Tut.”
Didnt the Kontiki expedition prove this +50 years ago??
Check the floor of the Black Sea ,if they sailed it some of them will be sitting on the Sea’s floor
What that crew is going to attempt is exactly bassackwards of what the headline says: “Sail TO the Black Sea FROM the ME”. This crew will start out FROM the Black Sea. Sine my name is Thomas, I wonder whether any of it is true?
Back in my youth, I read the books of Thor Heyerdahl, Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku, the RA Expeditions.
The Egyptians might have done it. The RA almost made it from the West coast of Africa to the Americas. Again, ALMOST.
At that time, it was possible to reach the Oxus river deep in Asia by water.
Alexander took armies as far as India by the continuous water route from the Medeterranian.
Here is youtube part 6 . Ihave it all on file and watched it before on youtube It is extremely interesting
The CD set
alexander’s lost world series source of civilization documentary hd
That was my thought also. Pretty early in their timeline too. This sounds like another fishing expedition for funding that will prove nothing based on poor research from the start.
Thanks fieldmarshaldj. I have to remember to re-ping this for the weekly Digest list.
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