King KHUFU ship
Khufu ship is one of the oldest, largest, and
best-preserved vessels from antiquity. It measures
43.6 m (143 ft) long and 5.9 m (19.5 ft) wide.
It was the world's oldest intact ship and has been
described as "a masterpiece of woodcraft" that could
sail today if put into water.
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. It was
built largely of Lebanon cedar planking in the
"shell-first" construction technique, using unpegged
tenons of Christ's thorn. The ship was built
with a flat bottom composed of several planks, but
no actual keel.
The Khufu ship is known as a "solar barge", a ritual
vessel to carry the resurrected king with the sun
god Ra across the heavens. However, it bears
some signs of having been used in water, and it is
possible that the ship was either a funerary "barge"
used to carry the king's embalmed body from Memphis
to Giza, or even that Khufu himself used it as a
"pilgrimage ship" to visit holy places and that it
was then buried for him to use in the afterlife.
model of this King Khufu's ship has been
purchased by a niece of Mr. Kamal El Mallakh (who discovered
this boat in 1954) as a family heirloom.
This King Khufu's ship
model boat features:
-Superior hollow hull
-All parts are wooden or
36" long x 7" tall x 7" wide.
S & H is $90
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Received the Khufu model and we are very pleased.
Thank you. Interested in having you make a
model of the Galilee boat as experts have envisioned
it in original operation. Attached is a pix of
the model in the Nof Ginosar Kibutz museum in
Israel. Can send other pictures of the model with
closer detail and a technical drawing of the hull
lines projected as original. Looking forward
to receiving our Egyptian ship model that hopefully
will be finished soon. Have more projects in mind
including Philistine and Phoenician ship models for
which we have some reference material. Thanks
and blessings, Bill"