Ancient Egyptians excelled in various fields of science and knowledge and mastered all industries that modern technology may be unable to produce, and the most important industries is the boat industry used by the ancient Egyptian in many areas and in more than way, one of the most important types of these boats is the solar boats
It is a kind of religious boats, that is, symbolic boats “boats used for the day trip, the ancient Egyptian called it “Mnngt” and other boats used for the night trip called “Mstkt” and this type was used by the god “Ra” only to sail and the stars propel the boat by using oars with pointed teeth To kill the evil animals and spirits in the lower world, so that the evil will have perished and thus the people will recognize and worship him. “
Solar boats were wooden boats made of cedar wood, they were found disassembled. The first one who called them solar boats was the journalist “Kamal al-Malakh“. The archaeologists varied about its name and, as its uses, it was probably a funerary boat made from 5000 years ago in 2800 BC when King Khufu, the king of Egypt, died. His body was mummified and the funerary ceremony was performed. His body was placed on these boats with the priests to visit Helioules, Saiss and others before his burial. And then these boats moved to the royal cemetery in Giza where he was buried in the Great Pyramid, then these boats dissociated and buried in a hole south of the pyramid and the name of King Khufu put on it, Is its real name solar boats or Khufu boats?!
How they discover these boats?
Inspector of Antiquities of the pyramid area “Mohamed Zaki Nur” and civil engineer, who is cleaning the area of the pyramid, “Kamal Malakh” and the supervisor of the cleaning works ” Dr Abdel Moneim Abu Bakr”, and after the completion of the cleaning works, suddenly traces of mud brick wall appeared and after reaching the bottom of the wall 42 A stone piece appeared divided into two groups, separated by a three-meter gap in a stone room.
Although Kamal Malakh was the first to see these boats, it was found by chance, not by conducting a scientific discovery study, preceded by archaeological research, and the conditions served him as there was no except him at that time in the workplace.