D. Jones, Model Boats from the Tomb of Tutankhamun.
126 pp; 38 pls; 21.5 x 28 cms; ISBN 0 900416 49 1; 1990.
The 35 wooden model boats found in Tutankhamun's tomb are
important in that they
represent the last large group of model boats which has
survived from Ancient Egypt and
are the only complete group to have survived from the 18th
Dynasty. They are,
therefore, our main evidence 'in the round' for vessels of
that period. They supplement
the information provided by reliefs and paintings and supply
important information on
many aspects of Ancient Egyptian boat design and development
of the period.
brings together for the first time all the unpublished
information contained in the index
cards, notes and sketches of Carter, Mace and Lucas, and in
Burton's photographs. The
book also contains a study of eleven magical oars discovered
in the burial chamber.
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