a small number of frames were also installed--there were only 12 in all in this vessel which was 143 ft. - these frames were lashed in place by some of the lashings that held the planking together.-Long planks were quite hard to find so the builders used shorter timbers joined together.tenons--made of Cedar, a very hard Egyptian wood-- set in matching pairs of mortices cut into the edges of neighboring planks.- then, the planking was held permanently in place by rope lashings that ran through a series of v-shaped channels cut on the interior face of the planking - no metal fasteners whatsoeverwere used in the construction of the hull - the seams between the planking were caulked on the inside with papyrus fiber held in place by wooden battens, lashed into - he hull was stiffened-strengthened and its shape was maintained--in several ways. a great number of thwarts (cross-beams) were installed - these were lashed into notches in the deck level timbers 2.We thank the members and benefactors of the Scan Pyramids project, and in particular: T.
performed the experiment and analysed the results from the gas detector telescopes.
We call this a papyriform hull a papyrus boat image Here are some rock-cut representations of papyrus raft boats found in Nubia dating to before the beginning of dynastic times in the 4th millennium B. - Cheops ship had a flat hull bottom and forms a hard angle with either side of the hull. - Cheops ship has no keel - that is, it does not have a heavy timber instead of a plank running along the longitudinal centerline of the hull bottom--nor, as far as we know, did any Egyptian vessels have a keel until at least 1000 years later on.