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Boat Model

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Nile was the artery of Egypt, providing water and transport throughout the year. Transport on reed or wooden boats was quick and reliable. One could use the current to travel north, or raise a sail and catch the prevailing breeze to go south. The hieroglyphic signs for ‘to journey north’ and ‘to travel south’ are pictures of a boat with the sail respectively furled and unfurled.

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