Large ancient Egyptian Wooden Boat (old Kingdom)

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Seller: luxorco2015 (698) 97.7%, Location: staines, Middlesex, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 173699251353 Large ancient Egyptian Wooden Boat (old Kingdom) Wooden pharaoh boat from upper Egypt valley of the king Size 38 cm longe Early Egyptians learned to make small boats out of the papyrus plant. They were easy to construct and worked well for fishing and short trips. Most of the papyrus boats were small and were steered with oars and poles. The typical boat was long and thin and the ends came to a point that stuck out of the water . Eventually the Egyptians began to make boats from wood. They used acacia wood from Egypt and imported cedar wood from Lebanon. They also began to use a giant sail in the middle of the boat so they could catch the wind when heading upstream. Original painted maroon and colored pigments. Item are quite old they may have defected that come with years of age. Thanks for looking All the best and good luck Provenance: Luxor, Colour: Multi-Coloured, Type: Boat, Material: Wood

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