This book comprehensively outlines the latest findings of nautical archaeology with regard to Ancient Egyptian boats dating between the Predynastic to the end of the Ptolemaic period.
New boat remains have been excavated at places like Abydos, Trakhan, Lisht and Heliopolis. Interestingly enough, the author includes a fascinating section on the natural environment in Ancient Egypt, which shaped its boat building industry. Apart from describing and interpreting the actual physical boats remains, he also draws on artistic representations and historical sources. The book ends with a look at the place of boats in ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and practices.
Recommended for all scholars and interested students.