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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Pyramids of Giza, Desert, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 2551-2528 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-2551--2528en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T16:21:09Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T16:21:09Z
dc.date.issued-2551--2528en_US
dc.identifier208821en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 749en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/116701
dc.descriptionView of the reconstructed Solar Boat, in the Solar Boat Museum, located just south of the Pyramid of Khufu, underside of Solar Boat from stern; In 1925 George Reisner excavated the opulent burial of Cheops' [Khufu's] mother Hetepheres I, the only substantially unplundered royal tomb of the Old Kingdom, which was found in a shaft beside the causeway. Five pits arranged around the main pyramid originally contained ritual boats; one, excavated in 1954 by Kamal el-Mallakh, yielded the excellently preserved components of a dismantled cedarwood river vessel measuring over 43 m long. Reconstructed and conserved by Ahmed Youssef Mostafa, it is now displayed in a special museum on site. It is debatable whether the vessel was actually used during the King's funeral to transport the body to the valley temple, or whether it had a purely symbolic function relating to the journey of the dead King through the cosmos [the origin of the term 'solar' boat]. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/15/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumwood (cedarwood)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Religionen_US
dc.subjectOld Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.subjectFourth Dynastyen_US
dc.titlePyramid Complex of Khufu; Solar Boaten_US
dc.title.alternativePyramids of Giza; Solar Boat Museumen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-G-5-C6en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypemuseumen_US
vra.worktypeboaten_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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