Saturday, July 26, 2008

Djedefre's Solar Boat

Though found next to the pyramid of the 4TH Dynasty king Khufu the boats were not buried by king Khufu but rather by king Djedefre.

The massive stone blocks which cover the pits housing the boats contained a number of inscriptions relating to king Djedefre with one inscription giving the year date of eleven of this king.

Making the solar boat's gifts from Djedefre to his deceased father king Khufu.

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