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thatlittleegyptologist:

The Khufu ship

The ship was found in a sealed pit in the Gaza Pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid in 1954. Having been buried alongside the pyramid in 2500 BC, this makes the boat 4500 years old!  It measures 43.6 m (143 ft) long and 5.9 m (19.5 ft) wide. To top it all off, it’s so well preserved that it would still be seaworthy even now. A fun fact, while the boat is wooden, the ends of the boat still show designs from when boats were made out of reeds as the ends were bent in to make them stable. The design of this boat has incorporated this archaic style, as the Egyptians loved harking back to their own past.

These pictures were taken by me on my trip to Egypt in 2010.

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helbows:

Introducing the Social Intelligence Test! From what I can tell, it’s sponsored by Harvard and it’s rather interesting. The basis is you look at pictures of people going through different emotions and decide what emotion they’re feeling. The trick is, you can only see their eyes.

How well can you read people? I never thought I was good at it, but I scored rather high on this test. It was a very interesting experience! I highly recommend taking this!