egyptian boats

Miniature Limestone Ceremonial Boat
Ancient Egypt - 18th Dynasty

Green glazed limestone ceremonial boat, with horned animal heads in the front and the back. The boat is shown carrying a removable mummy figurine, under the canopy. Anubis, the jackal-headed patron God of embalming who presided over mummification, sits on top of the canopy. Incised hieroglyphs on each side of the boat.

If you take a peek under the jacket of a Kane Chronicles Hardcover edition, you’re likely to see Sadie and Carter Kane drawn in hieroglyphic form. Here’s an artifact from “The Throne of Fire” GN depicting their journey aboard Ra’s Sun Boat along the river of night.

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The USS Liberty Incident,

The USS Liberty was a technical ship designed to tap into and record radio communications.  Originally a World War II transport (liberty ship), the USS Liberty carried sensitive radio technology which could receive wireless communications from long distances.  In June of 1967 the Liberty was sent to the Sinai Peninsula, dropping anchor 14 miles off the Egyptian coast near Al Arish. The Israeli’s had warned that they would attack any unknown ships in Egyptian or Israeli waters.  The US Navy informed the Israeli Government that they had no ships in the area, neglecting to mention the location of the USS Liberty.

On June 8th, Israeli High Command received reports that Israeli troops in Al Arish were being shelled by an Egyptian vessel. An unknown vessel was detected by radar steaming toward Egyptian held territory at a speed of 28 knots, the typical speed of a warship.

Israeli planes and torpedo boats were dispatched to deal with the threat.  Two hours later, a pair of Israeli Mirage fighter planes strafed the USS Liberty with their 30 mm cannons and rockets.  When they had expended their ammunition, they were replaced by a pair Dassault Mystere fighter bombers armed with napalm bombs and cannon. The USS Liberty was unarmed with the exception of five machine guns, and thus unable to effectively return fire.  The lack of return fire puzzled Captain Yossi Zuk, leader of the Mystere formation.  After making a strafing run he spotting the “GTR-5” marking on it’s hull.  Egyptian ships typically had Arabic markings.  Capt. Zuk ordered a cease fire.

Somehow the torpedo boats didn’t get the message.  The commander of the torpedo boats, Commander Moshe Oren, identified the ship as an Egyptian supply ship.  The USS Liberty’s communications had been knocked out, thus the Liberty Crew replied to Israeli hails with “AA” flashed from a handheld lamp.  Egyptian ships often responded to with the same response.  The Liberty’s captain, Com. William McGonagle, ordered his men to man the machine guns, but ordered his men to hold fire when he spotted the boats flying an Israeli flags.  Regardless, a pair of machine guns opened fire, thus confirming Com. Oren's suspicion that he was facing an Egyptian ship.  The Israeli boats opened fire with cannon and launched five torpedoes, one of which struck the Liberty.

In the aftermath of the attack, the USS Liberty was severely damaged, 34 sailors were killed, and 117 were wounded. Several investigations were made by both the United States and Israeli Governments.  Many of the details of the attack are under dispute and unfortunately hearsay, fuzzy memories, and outright denial mire the case. For example

-There is a dispute as to whether the USS Liberty was flying it’s flag.  American crewman claim that their flag was flying, later replaced with a larger flag during the attacks.  Israeli sources claim that no flag was spotted.

-American sources claim that Israeli aircraft did not make identification runs. Israeli sources claim they did.

-Israeli sources claim the Liberty was traveling at 30 knots, the Liberty could only attain 17.5 knots at full speed.

-Some American sailors claim that the aircraft that fired on them had not identifying markings, while other crewman recall seeing Israeli markings.

Many other details of the attack are under dispute, leading many to believe that the attack was a deliberate action.  Regardless, both American and Israeli investigations have concluded that the attack was an accident as a result of misidentification resulting in a friendly fire incident. In 1968 the Israeli Government paid $3.3 million in compensation to families of the dead, another $3.5 million to the wounded, and $6 million for damages to the USS Liberty.

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Orbs Basic Truths:


1) They are real, inter-dimensional vehicles. Known to the Egyptians as ‘sun boats’ and referred to in the Bible as 'Merkabah’. This is not an exaggerated claim. Many people believe that this is part of what God made when he
created us. It is where we go and how we get around after this life. The phenomenon known as an out-of-body experience involves this aspect of our spiritual make-up. Another little-known aspect of our own existence.

2) Orbs, real ones, can be sensed or heard. The 'sound’ they make is a super-high tone, chiefly heard inside of the head. Inside or past the ear, beyond normal hearing. A good time to look for one is when you sense this phenomena near you. Looks like a barely-visible ball of energy floating near you. Among those who are familiar with real orb contact are accounts of the orb speaking telepathically to them.

3) True orbs have different appearances, and more than one type exists. The first type, the human spirit or ghost type are usually seen at about eye-level to about ceiling height, and are often filmed in graveyards and “haunted”
locations. The human spirit type may appear larger than some of the other types of orbs.

4) Another type of orb is used in conjunction with electromagnetic vehicles (formerly known as UFOs). They serve to assist and shield the beings inside the craft, as well as being used as a means of propulsion. They primarily are seen high up in the sky, higher than the human spirit orbs, although they are, on occasion also seen at eye-level. This is believed to be due to their higher dimensional level of existence. These are the fully visible orbs seen in photos and video we will share, which are capable of invisibility, and extremely high speed flight.

5) Yet another type of orb is known. It is considered to be a spiritual aspect of the ET visitors, much like the human spirit orbs are an aspect of us. They often have a more detailed and complex appearance which can at times contain figures and or faces. To the eye, it resembles a face or figure, sometimes inside an orb, sometimes not. This is a type of orb that is rarely photographed, but photos of them do exist.

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Cy Twombly

Quattro Stagioni (A Painting in Four Parts),1993–5, Tate


Description and images via:  The Tate                                                                                                                              

“Quattro Stagioni celebrates the annual cycle of spring, summer, autumn and winter, and Twombly’s use of the four seasons to evoke the natural rhythms of death and rebirth is common in classical poetry and painting. Twombly uses strong colours to suggest the brilliant Mediterranean light and the essence of the different seasons, from vivid red and yellow in spring to deep greens and purples in autumn, combining these smears and drips of paint with scrawled poetic fragments, reminiscent of ancient graffiti, from several sources. While the lush, tactile qualities of the paint evoke bodily sensations, the poetry grounds these feelings in the broader context of classical culture. The curved forms that are visible in Primavera and Estate evoke traditional Egyptian rowing boats, imagery that appeared in Twombly’s work after he spent several months in Egypt during the mid 1980s.


Quattro Stagioni: Primavera

In this work, representing spring, a resurgence of energy after winter is depicted in a vertical arrangement of red curves and splashes of yellow. The curves relate to traditional Egyptian boats, which appear in a number of Twombly’s works, including a sculpture in this display. Primavera, the Italian word for spring, appears alongside passages of text that evoke happiness and hope.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Quattro Stagioni: Estate

Twombly’s depiction of summer combines vivid splashes of liquid yellow on white with passages of lyrical poetry that emerge only to disappear again under layers of paint. The text is drawn from a poem by the Greek poet George Seferis. Although the poem is difficult to decipher, references to youth and the passage of time can be picked out. The painting also includes references to the Latin poet Catullus and to the shores of Asia Minor. Baia di Gaeta, towards the top of the, refers to Twombly’s home in Italy.


Quattro Stagioni: Autunno                                                            

Deep reds and greens punctuated by vivid yellow evoke the turning point of the year which is also hinted at in the foliage, stems and berries that appear down the left-hand side of the canvas. The passages of text are harder to distinguish, although the words ‘your blood’ can be read at two points on the canvas.The artist’s red handprint appears near the centre, as if marking his physical presence in the work. Twombly’s vigorous approach turns the  canvas into an arena for action: paint is pooled and dripped, encrusted, brushed in thin washes, and pushed about by bare


Quattro Stagioni: Inverno

Inverno, or winter, represents the fourth season of the year. In this painting, the jagged forms made up of horizontal and vertical strokes which produced curved ‘boats’ in parts I and II of the cycle…”  (via: Tate)



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Large Egyptian Boat Model and Crew, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty XI-XII, C. 2134-1782 BC

Made of wooden polychrome stucco, this large and exceptional boat model, accompanied by its crew, is a perfect illustration of grave goods dating from the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom. These models appear as early as the sixth dynasty (c. 2350 BC) and have the same meaning as the scenes carved on the walls of the tombs of the Old Kingdom with the aim to provide for the deceased in his or her afterlife. At nearly 60 inches long, this particular model is one of the largest known boats in existence.

The Khufu ship which was buried within Khufu’s Pyramid Complex, Giza, Egypt. Dates to about 2650 BC.

The great surviving masterpiece of Old Kingdom shipbuilding is the funerary boat of Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza. […] The Khufu boat was found in a sealed pit next to the Great Pyramid at Giza. Originally there were five boats buried next to the pyramid, of which all but two had been removed in antiquity. The ship is built primarily of cedar, which must have been imported from Syria-Palestine. 

[…] The function of the vessel is still controversial. Some believe that is was a ‘solar’ boat, intended to take the dead king on journeys through the heaven with the sun. Others see it simply as the vessel which ferried the king from his residence to the tomb on his funeral day. Others would argue that it was a official vessel that had been used by the Pharaoh on ceremonial occasions. It is impossible to say whether any of the proposed uses would preclude any of the others -in other words, all these theories could be correct. Clearly these fine dimensions would rule out any possibility that it was anything other than a ceremonial vessel of some sort.

-Steve Vinson, Egyptian Boats and Ships.

Courtesy & currently located at the The Khufu Boat Museum at the Giza pyramid complex. Photo taken by kairoinfo4u.