Gurob Ship-Cart Model. Abu Gorab (also known as Abu Gurab, Abu Ghurab and Abū Jirāb.


  • Find
  • visible
  • Location ± 25-100 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)



Kom Medinet Ghurab

Ruins of a temple built by Thutmose III.

Pyramid of Senusret II at Lahun

Illahun, Lahun - Pyramid of Senusert II is made of mud brick (like the others pyramid of the 12th dynasty).

Labyrinth of Amenemhet III

Remains of the funerery temple, made of sun dry mud bricks is now badly damage - Herodothus Labirynth

Necropolis Hawara

Hawara pyramid and necropolis.


Surroundings (Panoramio)


Merwe ship-cart model was discovered in 1920 by Flinders Petrie in a Tomb 611 placed near the southeastern edge of the cemetery. This small painted It dates to 1380–1250 BC.


  1. Gurob ship model. Digital hypothesis testing on a fragile object -
  2. Guy Brunton et Reginald Englebach: Gurob. London: British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Bernard Quaritch, 1927
  3. Flinders Petrie: "Egyptian Shipping: outlines and notes," Ancient Egypt and the East parts I-IV, Mar-June & Sept.-Dec.:1933, pp. 1-14, 74
  4. Shelley Wachsmann, The Gurob Ship-Cart Model and Its Mediterranean Context, College Station: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2013
  5. idem: On Digital Nautical Archaeology in: Actas del V Congreso Internacional de Arqueología Subacuática (IKUWA V), Un patrimonio para la humanidad (Cartagena, 15. Bis 19. Oktober 2014).  Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte 2016, pp. 275-281.