Year: 1335 BC
Vessel Type: Merchant Ship
Scale: 1/8" = 1 foot
Overall Length: 88 feet
This 88 foot royal yacht was used by Egypt's famous Pharaoh Tutankhamen, who reigned from 1339 to 1327 B.C. .
The hull was highly decorated with large stylized lotus flowers, stripes, squares, and other geometric patterning. The for and aft castles have the royal symbols of the sphinx and the bull carved into their side panels. The deck house has two doors that probably led to two different cabins.
The steps to the roof have been decorated with two neck-tied and bound women prisoners, an Asian (Middle-Eastern) and an African. This was probably a political statement of the Pharaoh's power in dominating enemies from other lands and subjecting their citizenry to slavery on Egyptian soil.
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