Author Results for Cheryl Ward Haldane

Boat Timbers from El-Lisht: A New Method of Ancient Egyptian Hull Construction. Preliminary Report

By Cheryl Ward Haldane

In 1984, a third type of a planked Egyptian boat was uncovered at a pyramid site at Lisht, constructed differently from the Dashur or Cheops boats. The timbers, about twenty of them, are either acacia or tamarind. The novel fastenings consist of mortice-and-tenon joints, possibly pegged and glued, together with woven webbed lashings. The timbers […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Merchant Marines | Ship Models & Figureheads | Shipbuilding & Design