Ep. 006 - Khufu's Solar Ship; or, Sailing Into the Afterlife
Episode 006 Direct Link [ Download] Thanks for checking out Episode 006 of the Maritime History Podcast: Khufu's Ship; or, Sailing Into the Afterlife. From the funeral procession of pharaoh Khufu, to the 1954 discovery of what is known as the Khufu ship, to the theories about its purpose, construction, and the afterlife, this episode is jam-packed with maritime history and archaeology from the ancient past of Egypt.
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Episode 006 – Khufu’s Solar Ship; or, Sailing Into the Afterlife
In this episode we meet the Fourth Dynasty pharaohs, their pyramids, and a magnificent ship buried next to Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza. From the story of its discovery and restoration, to the intricate construction methods used on the ship, down to the theories about the ship's original purpose, this episode looks at what may be the world's finest surviving example of ancient maritime technology.