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The transportation and restoration of the most ancient boat found in Egypt by the cooperation between the Grand Egyptian Museum-Conservation Center (GEM CC) And the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO)
 
 

The boat was discovered in the 1st. dynasty necropolis at Abu Rawash by the Institute Francais d’Archeologie Oriental (IFAO). The necropolis dates back to the reign of king Den, about  2950 B.C. according to some findings bearing his name.
The boat was found at the northern side of the mastaba no.6

A new cooperation between the Grand Egyptian Museum – Conservation Center (GEM CC) and the  Institute Francais d’Archeologie Orientale (IFAO)
In the first aid , transportation and restoration of the most ancient boat found in Egypt dating back to the 1st. dynasty –King Den region ,at Abu Rawash.
The transportation and restoration of the most ancient boat found in Egypt by the cooperation between the Grand Egyptian Museum – Conservation Center (GEM CC) and the Institute Francais d’Archeologie Orientale (IFAO)

The boat consists of 11 partially completed .Conservation professional from GEM CC and IFAO work together until the boat was transported to the Conservation Center in 24/7/2012 after 11 working day at the site.
The detachment and transportation team consists of : Basem Gehad and Abd Elrahman Medhat from GEM CC , Hassan El Amir and Abeid Mahmoud from IFAO under the supervision of Dr.El Hussein Abd El Bassier, Mr.Osama Abu El Khier , Dr.Hussein Kamal, Dr.Beatrix Midant – Reynes, Dr.Michel Wuttmannn, Dr.Yann Tristant, and Eissa Zidan.