Nile shipwreck from 500 BC helps solve ancient puzzle

An extremely rare vessel that traveled the Nile close to 2,500 years ago has been discovered in the sunken ancient port-city of Thonis Heracleion. The ship, known as a 'baris,' was first described by the Greek historian Herodotus, but until now there was no actual archaeological evidence of the boats. The baris would have been used to transport goods and may have also carried troops along the Nile.

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