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Keywords:

  • Cheops ship;
  • Dynastic Egypt;
  • Lipke Collection;
  • Khufu I vessel;
  • boatbuilding

A review of the Lipke collection raises new questions concerning Egyptian boatbuilding methods for the Khufu I vessel, including the shaping of planking, the purpose, fitting, and spacing of cross-grain mortise-and-tenon joints and the crafting and securing of hook-scarfs in girders. New data supports the author's contention that the construction of this vessel was abruptly terminated, but contradicts his suggestion that the central girder had no hook-scarf—it does, but it is unique. Furthermore, detailed plans show how the hood-ends, sleeves, and papyriform decorations were crafted and joined. A planking-plan with scale does not always agree with published data.

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