The God Ra of the ancient Egyptians is said to have sailed down from the stars and landed in Egypt, founding a powerful civilization. This is all very well but was it some misconstrued myth or could there be some grain of truth to this obsession.A 3000 year-old vignette from the Djedkhonsuiefankh funerary papyrus on display in the Cairo Museum shows exactly how Ra's ship appeared to the earliest scribes who created the papyrus. It looks nothing like the traditional boat seen in other later depictions and it looks exactly like something important the ancient Egyptians passionately describe in their texts...
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