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The Khufu Boat

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture at Geological Lecture Hall, Cambridge MA

Mar 05 2020
The Khufu Boat

Learn about the 4,600-year-old Khufu Boat, one of the oldest-known planked vessels from antiquity, which will soon be rebuilt in a full-scale replica and set afloat the Nile.

Free Public Lecture

Bob Brier, Senior Research Fellow, Long Island University

In 1954, Egyptian archaeologist Kamal el-Mallakh discovered a 144-foot ship buried next to the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Khufu boat—one of the oldest-known planked vessels from antiquity—was interred in honor of Khufu, the pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid. Bob Brier will discuss what is known about the design, propulsion, and function of this 4,600-year-old ship, based on recent tank tests conducted on a

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