Posts Tagged 'ancient history'

The Khufu Ship – Intact, 4500-Year-Old Ship

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From Wikipedia –

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 almost certainly built for Khufu (King Cheops), the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.

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Kushim – The First Person In History Whose Name Is Known

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From National Geographic –

Would it be a she or a he? (I’m figuring a he, because writing was a new thing, and males are usually the early adopters.) Would he be a king? Warrior? Poet? Merchant? Commoner? (I’m guessing not a commoner. To be mentioned in an ancient document, he’d need a reputation, tools, and maybe a scribe. He wouldn’t be poor.)

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