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The Khufu Boat

March 5, 2020 EST

Free and open to the public.

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.

Bob Brier (Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University) 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 place it on the Nile.

This free public lecture is presented by the Harvard Semitic Museum with support from the Marcella Tilles Memorial Fund.

There will be free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.


March 5, 2020
6:00 pm EST
Free and open to the public.
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Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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