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Khufu's Boats

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发表于 8-21-2021 13:11:04 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Wall Street Journal, Aug 10, 2021, at page A8
(photo caption: "MODERN JOURNEY: A photo provided by authorities shows the pharaoh King Khufu's boat, a 4,600-year-old vessel that is the oldest wooden boat found in Egypt, being moved last week from near the Great Pyramid of Giza to the new Grand Egypt Museum")

Note:
(a) The photo is similar to the one in
Isis Davis-Marks, Why King Khufu's Solar Boat Is on the Move After 4,600 Years. Smithsonian Magazine, Aug 12, 2021 (blog)
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/s ... n-museum-180978413/
, where the caption reads: "Experts transported the boat in a shock-absorbing metal container carried by a remote-controlled vehicle imported from Belgium. (Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities)."

Isis (disambiguation)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isis_(disambiguation)
(Egyptian goddess or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)
(b) One may search images.google.com with (khufu boat 2021).

My guess is that the "remote-controlled vehicle" was underneath the metal container, whose side is decorated with a sketch of the boat.

(c) Khufu ship
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khufu_ship
("is an intact full-size solar barque from ancient Egypt * * * It is 43.4 meters (142 ft) long and 5.9 metres (19 ft) wide. It was identified as the world's oldest intact ship * * * was relocated to the Grand Egyptian Museum [construction started in 2012; opens in 2021] in August 2021 * * * The ship was one of two rediscovered in 1954 by Kamal el-Mallakh – undisturbed since it was sealed into a pit carved out of the Giza bedrock. * * * tenons [via Old French of the same spelling, from Latin verb tenēre]")
(i) " 'sun boat' (also 'solar barque,' 'solar barge' and 'solar boat' ": from the Web.
(ii) solar barque is found in Egypt mythology, used by sun god Ra during the day and in the night. So there were two kinds. King Khufu's is the daytime solar barque.
(iii) Ra's solar barque does not have a mast.
(iv)
(A) barque (n; from Late Latin, of unknown origin): "especially US bark (bɑ:ːk)  a sailing ship of three or more masts having the foremasts rigged square and the aftermast rigged fore-and-aft"
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/barque
(B) barque
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barque
(photo; "In the 18th century, the British Royal Navy used the term bark for a nondescript vessel that did not fit any of its usual categories")
(v)
I  believe that "rediscovered" in the above Wiki page should be "discovered." Both pits, it turned out, contained Khufu’s boats, one in each pit.
(A) Obituary: Kamal el-Mallakh. Los Angeles Times, Oct 31, 1987.
https://www.latimes.com/archives ... -mn-4200-story.html
(B) Salvaging Khufu’s Second Boat. Nature Middle East, June 21, 2017.
https://www.natureasia.com/en/nm ... middleeast.2017.109

(d) Ancient Egypt / The Khufu ship / 3D Reconstruction.
https://www.akg-images.co.uk/arc ... -2UMEBMYL2E168.html
(Khufu (Cheops); IDENTIFIER  AKG4737427; CREDIT LINE  Florent Pey [name of the artist]

Khufu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khufu
("known to the ancient Greeks as Cheops * * * Khufu is well known under his Hellenized name Khêops or Cheops (/ˈkiːɒps/, KEE-ops)" )
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