Egypt discovers ancient port and writings
|Escavating Wadi el-Jarf [Credit: G. Marwad, Egyptian Archaeology 40]|
The team working in the Suez archaeological area also discovered hieroglyphic papyri, considered the oldest found in Egypt. Ibrahim said the papyri reveal details about port workers and their daily lives. Most date back to the 27th year of the reign of Cheops, also known as Khufu.The documents were transferred to the Suez museum.
Source: Associate Press [April 11, 2013]