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Ancient Egyptian solar ships

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The Solar Boat of Khufu

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Ancient Egyptian ship

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Ra and the Sun Boat (God of Sun) Egyptian Mythology - See U in History

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The Ancient Egyptian Sun Boat

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Egyptian Solar Boat at the Great Pyramid of Giza

Several Ancient Egyptian solar ships and boat pits were found in many Ancient Egyptian sites. The most famous is the Khufu ship now preserved in the Giza Solar boat museum beside the Great pyramid at Giza. The full-sized ships or boats were buried near Ancient Egyptians' Pyramids or Temples at many sites. The history and function of the ships are not precisely known. They might be of the type known as a "solar barge", a ritual vessel to carry the resurrected king with the sun god Ra across the heavens. However, some ships bear signs of being used in water, and it is possible that these ships were funerary barges.
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