How Pharaoh's boat ended up underground

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Description

Live-to-air radio interview on ABC Radio 702 Drive with Richard Glover on the regular Self-Improvement Wednesday segment. 

Subject

Discussion about the discovery, nature and purpose of the cedar ship found next to the Great Pyramid of King Khufu (Cheops) at Giza (c. 2565 BC). The topic is connected to Dr Sowada's Future Fellowship Project.

Period13 Sep 2017

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  • TitleHow Pharaoh's boat ended up underground
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletABC Radio 702 Drive
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size11 min 17 sec
    CountryAustralia
    Date13/09/17
    DescriptionInterview about the discovery, nature and purpose of the ship found next to the Great Pyramid of King Khufu (Cheops) at Giza (c. 2565 BC). The ship was discovered in 1954 is one of the oldest boats ever found. The boat was likely used by the king in life, and buried to assist his journey across the sky with the sun-god Ra in the afterlife. The boat was made of cedar from Lebanon, attesting the extent of trade relations with the Mediterranean during the period.
    Producer/AuthorRichard Glover
    URLwww.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/drive/self-improvement-pharoahs-boat/8942576
    PersonsKarin Sowada