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April 2008 (112.2)
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Fig. 1. Site plan of Mersa/Wadi Gawasis.
Fig. 2. Blade 2, excavated at the entrance to Cave 2 at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, associated with early New Kingdom pottery.
Fig. 3. Hieroglyphic inscription on Cargo Box 2 from Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, with the cartouche of King Amenemhat IV of the 12th Dynasty, below which is the text describing the box's contents (The wonders of Punt).
Fig. 4. The tapering end of a knife-shaped cedar plank recovered in 2006 at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis. Visible on its outer face is a through mortise that contains significant remnants of a copper alloy "strap" that would have fastened to an adjoining timber. Along each edge are several paired mortise-and-tenon joints, two of which still contain their original tenons.
Fig. 5. This wide and thick cedar timber, found inside a cave at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis in 2007, remains to be fully excavated. Both ends have clearly been reworked. The left end of the upper face displays parts of two dovetail-shaped open mortises. A through mortise visible near the lower edge retains traces of a copper alloy "strap." Two round peg ends can be seen toward the upper edge.
Fig. 6. A Sabir culture sherd from Aden region, excavated at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis.
Fig. 7. Stela 5 from Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, with an inscription mentioning two expeditions to Punt and Bia-Punt during the reign of Amenemhat III (12th Dynasty), led by two brothers, Nebsu and Amenhotep.
Supplemental images for “Nautical and Maritime Archaeology, 2006–2007 Seasons,” by James P. Delgado
American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 112, No. 2 (April 2008)
Published online at www.ajaonline.org/imagegallery/836
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