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Seller: luxorco2015 (247) 99%, Location: Staines, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 172423507201 ANCIENT EGYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM WOODEN BOAT FIGURE c.2500 BCRare wooden Egyptians boat from egyptsize 18 cm long The slow flowing Nile was almost ideal for transportation though occasional storms might endanger shipping or lack of wind hold it up. From earliest times Egyptians built boats for transportation, fishing and Their importance in every day life is reflected in the role they played . Little is left of actual boats. Remains of Old Kingdom boats were found at Tarkhan and Abydos, and King khufu ship is well known and demonstrates best how ships were built during that period. The first dynasty boats found at Abydos were about 25 metres long, two to three metres wide and about sixty centimetres deep, seating 30 rowers. They had narrowing sterns and prows and there is evidence that they were painted. They do not seem to have been models but actual boats built of wood too much decayed to analyse, some suspect that it was cedar, others deny this. Thick planks were lashed together by rope fed through mortises. The seams between them were caulked with reeds. The boats did not have any internal framing and were twisted when they were uncoverthese item are guaranteed to be genuine and from the period in history. item are quite old they may will have defects that come with years of age . all the best

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