Friday, March 30, 2012

The Sacred Boat of Queen Mutemwia

This is a very, very old boat.

Ok, its actually made of stone so wouldn't really float, but its a sculpture of the sacred boat of Queen Mutemwia (otherwise known as Mutemwiya). You can see it if you go to the British Museum where it can be found just north of the Rosetta stone.

It's from about 1400 BC, so that's around 3,400 years ago and I'm guessing it was actually made of reed.

Its strange to think that people just like us once sailed them and long, long ago this might have been cutting edge technology.

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