From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Nile Reed Boats in Ancient Egypt and the Totora Boats in Lake Titicaca – Tiahuanaco – Both Civilizations had the same type of Boats and they were build the exact same way!!!

 

It does not seem a coincidence…!!

 

 

Totora Reed Boats – Lake Titicaca – Tiahuanaco

 

 

 

Reed Harvesting

 

 

 

 

 

Reed Boats & Huts in Lake Titicaca

 

The reed islands and boats of Lake Titicaca. The Uros people still live on their floating reed islands as they have done for over 3000 years. he islands are made of piles of thick reeds which are then anchored to the lake bed by long poles; they need monthly maintenance but a good island can last 15 years!

 

 

Uros Islands & Huts

 

 

This piece of relief from Shuruppak Early Dynastic IIIa period (2600-2500 B.C.)

shows a boating scene."

 

A line drawing showing a boat from Early Dynastic Nibru (Nippur).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mesopotamian Reed Boat

 

The first boat- shaped out of reeds collected from a riverside- is invented in Mesopotamia. Around the same time and in the same area.

 

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2009/09/living-growing-architecture.html

 

http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2012_03_01_archive.html

 

Mesopotamian Reed Floating Huts

 

 

Below, an aerial view of reed-huts or reed-houses in the marshes of lower Mesopotamia, modern Iraq and Iran, from which Atrahasis' (Utnapistim's) boat would have been constructed of Reeds

 

http://www.bibleorigins.net/noahsarkillustrationpicturesumerianshuruppak.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man builds Mesopotamian Reed Boat

 

A nautical archaeologist with the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle when he decided to build a 15 metre boat - based on 4,000 year old principles, and made out of bundles of reeds covered with bitumen.

 

The idea is to re-trace an ancient trade route from Mesopotamia to the Arabian Peninsula and India. "We didn't build a raft like Thor Heyerdahl," says Tom, "...ours was an actual boat…

 

http://www.abc.net.au/wa/stories/s1462829.htm

 

 

Kemetic reed Boat

 

 

 

 

Fish was a primary source of food for the

Egyptians. They often used two boats made

of reed with a net in between called a drag net.

The drag net had weights on the bottom and floats

on the top That helped the net stay open

 

 

 

 

Reed Ships in Ancient Egypt

 

Reed Ships in Ancient Egypt

http://indigosociety.com/showthread.php?20603-quot-Ancient-Greeks-In-Acient-America-quot-Cool

 

 

 

Totora –Reed Boats – on Easter Island

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Islanders Totora Reed Boats

 

 

Caballitos de Totora / Reed boats.

 

 

 

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