Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hiding Place


Suppose you wanted to hide a very long wooden boat on a stone plateau. Where would you hide it? If you were an ancient Egyptian, you'd dig a large hole in the rock and put it inside, naturally. The Solar Boat museum near the Great Pyramid holds a reconstructed cedar boat that was found in a pit like this on the other side of the pyramid. They were willing to work for a good hiding place.

3 comments:

brattcat said...

This makes me so curious and so glaringly aware of my ignorance. Why did they want to hide the boat?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

The boats were to carry the dead pharoah on his journey across the sky as the sun god. They hid everything that was going with the pharoah when he died.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Great shot. I'm a brazilian photographer and I love to know differents cultures in the world.

Regards