SAILING THE RED SEA: Ancient Egyptian Maritime Explorationsmore  -->

The exhibit Sailing the Red Sea: Ancient Egyptian Martime Explorations, features the Ancient Egyptian archaeological site of Mersa/Wadi Gawasis. As you journey amongst the panels, read about Ancient Egyptian red sea traditions and explorations. While you explore the site, follow the tale of the shipwrecked sailor, a Middle Kingdom story that tells the adventure of a sailor's journey on the Red Sea to the land of Punt.

This online exhibit offers image galleries of posters on the archaeological investigations at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis and the Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor (colouring book included!)

Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor

View the illustrated story and download the colouring book.

Exhibit Opening

View images of the big opening.

Archaeology at Wadi Gawasis

Learn more about the archaeological site.

Further Resources

Interested in learning more? Click here.

Illustrations and exhibit created by Dr. Elizabeth Peterson. Web page design by Melissa Rollit and Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, 2017.
Archaeological information on Mersa/Wadi Gawasis provided by L'Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", 2016.
Special thanks to: Dr. Kathyrn Bard, Dr. Rodolfo Fattovich, L'Universita degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Dr. Catherine D'Andrea, Dr. Barbara Winter, The SFU Museum Research Associates, and the students from the University Highlands Elelmentary School.