The Museum of Underwater Archaeology is proud to announce the latest addition to our website: The Lost Ships of Pharaoh Senwosret III: The 2007 Survey Project Journal by Texas A&M graduate student Pearce Paul Creasman. Excavations conducted in A.D. 1894 and 1895 by archaeologist Jacques de Morgan at the funerary complex of the pharaoh Senwosret III revealed the world's oldest collection of contemporary boats currently available for study. While his excavation report recorded six boats, in two caches of three each, he mapped only five of them in his publication. Today, the locations of only four of the "Dahshur boats" are known. Creasmanís journal will document his search for any remaining vessels using remote sensing technology. We invite you to follow along as he and his team send in regular reports from Egypt as they pick up de Morganís trail.
We hope you enjoy what promises to be a fascinating project! Click here to view the first entry:
T Kurt Knoerl
The Museum of Underwater Archaeology