Egyptian Boat Builders-- Zachary Johnson


What Were The Uses of Boats? Could They be Used Everywhere on the Nile River?

Often pharaohs would have their own boat to travel in, like Cleopatra. She was known to have very attractive and "beautiful" boats that she sailed in, the boats she was in were also big enough to have guests and banquets on. Boats often went up and down the Nile because they were such a good fast and easy way to travel like if traders had and merchants had to travel to another village, But the boats were sometimes destroyed by the cataracts (cataracts are parts in the Nile that are very rocky and have small drops in them, the speed of the water often picks up too) and the people would drown or get hurt.


What Were Boats Made of?How Did They Make Them, And how big were they usually?

Boats were usually made out of wood and sometimes they were made out of papyrus (pa-pie-rus). They put ropes through the papyrus or wood and bound the the peices of wood/papyrus together. Egypt had some of the most advanced "technology" of that time. The first boats of the Egypt Navy were about 25 meters in length and about 3 meters in width.

Fun Facts

The first boats were about 25 meters long and about 3 meters wide and about 60 meters deep

The boats normally seated about 30 rowers

The 26Th dynasty was when Egypt really thought they needed a strong Navy

The boat is actually older than the wheel

The oldest discovered boats were from about 7-10 years thousond years ago

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This is what most of the typical Egyptian boats looked like from that era.

http://www.solarnavigator.net/ancient_egyptian_boat_building.htm you will find out what Egyptian boats were made of and how they were built.
Works Cited
"ANCIENT EGYPT: BOAT AND SHIP BUILDING IN ANCIENT EGPYT, LAND OF THE PHAROAHS, CLEOPATRA INSPIRES SOLAR NAVIGATOR FIGURE HEAD, SUN GOD RA HAWKS HEAD TRADEMARK SOLAR BOAT - SOLAR NAVIGATOR." SOLAR NAVIGATOR HOMEPAGE INFORMATION PORTAL MARINE WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2012. <http://www.solarnavigator.net/ancient_egyptian_boat_building.htm>.
"Ancient Egypt: Ships and Boats." Reshafim: Kibbutz Homepage. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2012. <http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/navigation.htm>.


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