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Model Boat

 

Date: c 2200 BC

Place: Sedment el-Gebel

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

 

Model Boat

 

Date: c 2200 BC

Place: Sedment el-Gebel

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

 

Model Boat

 

Date: c 2200 BC

Place: Sedment el-Gebel

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

 

Model Boat

 

Date: 1981 – 1975 BC

Place:  Tomb of Meketre, western Thebes, Egypt

 

Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA.

 

 

Boat Model

 

Date: 2008 – 1957 BC

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

With shield depicted on the roof, this is possibly a war or hunting boat.

 

 

Boat Model

 

Date: c 2150 BC

Place: Sedment, Egypt

 

Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

 

Nile Boat

 

Date: 2000 – 1900 BC

Place: Thebes, Egypt

 

Photographed at the Vatican Museum, Vatican City, Italy.

 

Model of a Boat

 

Date: 4300 – 3200 BC.

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

Made from terracotta

 

 

Model of a Boat

 

Date: 4300 – 3200 BC.

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

Made from terracotta

 

Painted Wooden Model of a Boat with Sail

 

Date: 1985 – 1795 BC

Place: unknown

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England.

 

 

Bitumen Boat Model

 

Date: 2300 – 2150 BC

Place: Akkadian grave at Ur [Iraq]

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England.

 

In southern Mesopotamia people used simple boats like this made from reeds, skins or wood and waterproofed with bitumen (a naturally occurring oil product)