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Explore a Pharaoh's Boat

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Deck
The ship is almost fully decked within the area bounded by the stringers, the curved timbers seen here against which the oars are lashed. The decking itself consists of panels of mortise-and-tenon-joined planks. As seen here, a wooden framework extends out from the deckhouse. It might have held a mat or linen canopy, possibly for evaporative cooling—moistening the covering would have created an insulated cooler space within.


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