|This ship is typical of the vessels used during the reign of Pharaoh Sahure |
over 4500 years ago. 5th Dynasty 2458-2446 BCE
What I don't get is why Mr. Hornell, evidently writing in 1939 (judging by the photographs used and the citations noted), used language that one imagines a scholar would have used whilst holding his nose and writing in a resulting snooty tone in 1839, or perhaps 1739. Geez. Can't these scientific dudes write their stuff in plain English so that it is understandable???
Not replicating the article here. It was published originally in Antiquity, and now available in pdf format.