Oldest intact ship. King Khufu's ship from 2,500 BC

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  1. LaserT

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    The Khufu ship is identified as the worlds oldest full size intact ship. The Khufu ship is an intact full-size vessel from Ancient Egypt that was sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2500 BC. The ship now is preserved in the Giza Solar boat museum. The ship was built for Khufu (King Cheops), the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.



    The Khufu ship was probably used as a "pilgrimage ship" for King Khufu to visit holy places and is now known to have been used as a funeral barge to carry the kings embalmed body from Memphis to Giza. It would've been draped with white cloth on the bow during sailing.

    It was found among the Pyramids and the King's tomb. Over 1,200 pieces were laid in a logical, disassembled order for King Khufu to use in the afterlife. It took years to put back together. It's amazing that this is the ship that sailed in a huge ceremony thousands years ago to bury Khufu.


    King Khufu, the 2nd king of the 4th dynasty. His reign last about 40 years.
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    Docking rope from the buried boat.

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    Sailors back then could tie the fuck out of a rope.
     
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    That's insane.
     
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    He ain't the only king from Memphis:
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    Don't let any Muslims near it or they'll burn it down
     
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    It is crazy to see the same boat he stood on or the same opening he walked out of thousands of years ago.
     
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    Jesus. Almost as old as Howard's teeth....tss....seriously great thread L.T
    Kudos to the people that put that epic hull back together. :beer:
     
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    I play minecraft, a building block like video game with a huge server. I've tried to recreate the Egyptian Pyramid Complex and it's never perfect enough. I always delete the game and try again. :coffee:
     
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    If that's the boat I think it is, it has deteriorated more since being displayed than it did over many centuries.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    How many seconds does it take to plane?
     
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    That's fucking awesome. 2500 BC. It's hard to imagine.

    Great Post!
     
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    2500BC. :secret: That's like 4500 years ago.

    But yes, un freaking believable. They were incredibly advanced for people without the wheel
     
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    Yes it's late at night and I'm a total dope. Christ, I can't believe I wrote that. Fixed. :snicker:
     
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    My father had a 59 Owens cabin cruiser. And I thought that was old!
     
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    Come sail away with me.... :hersh:
     
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    4500 years ago and people without the tools and technology of today built that. It is 2015 and I can not even put together an entertainment center from IKEA. But seriosly these like this amaze me that they had the knowledge and technology to invent and create these things.
     
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    I saw the boat in person when I toured Egypt 4 years ago.