Building Pharaoh's Ship

Links & Books


Dr. Ward Archaeology
Learn about Cheryl Ward, the anthropologist who led the effort to construct Min of the Desert at this website from Coastal Carolina University.

Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, Mission 2007-2008
See the latest results of Kathryn Bard's archeological expedition to the pharaonic-era Red Sea harbor at Mersa Gawasis, where she helped unearth many Egyptian artifacts.

Ancient Egyptian Temples: Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple
Take a closer look at Hatshepsut's mortuary temple in Egypt. This website offers a background on the temple and lists the various parts of the structure.


Sacred and Secular: Ancient Egyptian Ships and Boats
by Cheryl Ward. Archaeological Institute of America, 2000.

Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh
by Catharine H. Roehrig, Renee Dreyfus, and Cathleen A. Keller. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005.

Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh
by Joyce A. Tyldesley. Penguin, 1998.

Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World
by Lionel Casson. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
by Barbara Mertz. William Morrow, 2008.


"Maritime Archaeologist at Helm of Modern Journey to Ancient Egyptian Land"
by Jill Elish. Florida State University News, March 9, 2009.

"The King Herself"
by Chip Brown. National Geographic Magazine, April, 2009.

"'Find of Century' for Egyptology"
BBC News, June 27, 2007.

"Archaeologists Discover Ancient Ships in Egypt"
by Tim Stoddard. B.U. Bridge, March 18, 2005.

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