Nile Musings ~ Celebrating the Egyptian Arabian Horse ~ Volume 1 Number 11 November 2003

image of grey horsehead Nile Musings image of horsehead from Haremheb's tomb

Khaemhat's horses aboard his boat

Nobles' tombs provide illustrations of horses that sailed on Nile ships. The images of Ancient Egyptian kings' sailing horses and the early New Kingdom noble, Paheri's, sailing horses at his El Kab tomb require imagination to visualize due to deterioraton. Two high ranking officials who took their horses and chariots with them to fulfill their duties provide tomb illustrations which are a little easier to see.

Undoubtedly horses sailed on Nile ships as long as horses and chariots provided the main ground transportation for Egyptians ancient and modern. The Nile river served as the major highway for transporting everything up until modern times. New records of that form of horse transportation surfaced as recently as 1982, the tomb of a sister of Ramses II's mentioned on the next page. 1

This month's article begins with the Khaemhat's horses that sailed on the Nile and continues with Huy's horses.

What's new on the Nile Muse?
Noblemen's Horses that Sailed the Nile

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  1. Geoffrey T. Martin, The Hidden Tombs of Memphis New Discoveries from the Time of Tutankhamun and Ramesses the Great 1991 Thames and Hudson Ltd, London

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