FILE - The archaeological mission
CAIRO - 18 March 2019: The Archaeological mission of the Maritime Archaeological Center of Alexandria University's Faculty of Arts found a number of different types and sizes of anchors during an archaeological survey.
The survey was performed at B’gosh Harbor on the North West Coast, near the city of Marsa Matruh, under the supervision of the Central Department of Submerged Antiquities of the Ministry of Antiquities.
Head of the Central Department of Submerged Antiquities Ehab Fahmy explained that the anchors discovered were made of stone, iron and lead and dated back to the Hellenistic era up until the 20th century.
In addition, a number of pottery vessels from North Africa, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Spain and Palestine were also discovered by the archaeological mission, which indicates intense marine activity in that region through the different ages and reveals that B'gosh Harbor has been used by ships for more than 2,000 years.
Fahmy affirmed that the mission will resume its work to conduct a careful study on these discoveries to highlight the development of marine activities in Egypt.