A team of Egyptian archaeologists found the remains of the ancient port of Tell Abu Saifi – 3 km east of the Suez Canal. The preserved ruins were once a shipyard for boats and ships.
According to the researchers, the ruins are dated to Ptolemaic and Roman times. The place where the discovery was made was once a Roman city – Sila.
The remains of the building show two dry docks with a rectangular building between them. The larger dock is located in the east, which was surrounded by a 6-meter wide wall. There, also repair and maintenance of vessels took place.
There were also found remnants of spread wooden beams in organized layers. This indicates that those were probably to be used to repair the boats.
Other finds include fishbones and ceramics.
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