The Khufu Boat

Top Pick March 5, 2020 Cambridge Free 0
(Photo: Hannah Pethen/Flickr)
(Photo: Hannah Pethen/Flickr)

Join us for a lecture by Bob Brier, senior research fellow at 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.

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 model. He will also highlight plans to build a full-scale replica of the vessel and to place it on the Nile.

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When
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Price
Free

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