How to Build Egyptian Boat Models: Patterns and Instructions for Three Royal Vessels (Paperback)
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Short Description for How to Build Egyptian Boat Models A unique model-building experience, this beginner-level guide details everything needed to create brilliant reproductions of the royal sailing boats of Khufu (ruled ca. 2551-2528 B.C.), Queen Hatshepsut (ruled ca. 1479-1458 B.C.), and Ramses II (ruled ca. 1279-1213 B.C.).
- Published: 30 July 2007
- Format: Paperback 64 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780486455662 ISBN 10: 0486455661
- Sales rank: 363,461
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Full description for How to Build Egyptian Boat Models
The ancient Egyptians were avid model makers. Many of their miniature masterpieces were replicas of boats, lovingly handcrafted from the finest woods and often decorated with rich materials such as ivory. Amazing examples of Egyptian maritime art and technology, many of these models remain intact today, displayed and admired in museums and private collections centuries after they were masterfully crafted. Concise, authoritative, and easy to follow, this unique guide shows modern shipwrights how to build three ancient Egyptian boat models following the same expert techniques used by craftsmen thousands of years ago. A beginner's skill level is all that's needed to expertly construct the royal sailing ships of King Khufu (ruled ca. 2551-2528 B.C.), Queen Hatshepsut (ruled ca. 1479-1458 B.C.) and the great Ramses II (ruled ca. 1279-1213 B.C.). Learn how to select the proper wood and gather the appropriate tools and materials. Follow simple guidelines for every aspect of construction, from hull to sails to rowing oars--even building the display stand. Replicate the paints and colors used for the original Egyptian models. And discover ancient free-hand painting techniques, including how to create authentic hieroglyphic symbols to decorate your project. A profusion of detailed patterns and diagrams--plus photographs of each finished model--accompany the text, guiding crafters step-by-step to shipbuilding success.