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.