Pharaoh's Boat

Pharaoh's Boat

By: David L. Weitzman
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2009
Series: How They Were Built by David Weitzman

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2581 B.C.E.

In the shadow of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the most skilled shipwrights in all of Egypt are hard at work.  With axes, sandstone, rope, and planks of th finest timber, they are building an enormous vessel that will transport Cheops, their mighty pharoah, far across the winding waterway and into a new world.

The shipwrights are precise craftsmen.  As each step of the construction is completed, not one detail is overlooked.  Pharoah's boat will be a wonder to behold, and well prepared for the voyage ahead.

But no one, not even the Egyptian king himself, could have imagined just where the journey of Pharoah's boat would ultimately lead...

With poetic language and stunning illustrations that culminate in a majestic gatefold, David Weitzman tells the story of how one of the greatest boats of the ancient world came to be built—and built again.

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Pharaoh's Boat Reprint

Pharaoh's Boat        
Reprinted in 2020 by Purple House Press
Available formats: Hardcover
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