This week's free picture

Thanks to millennia of occupation, as well as its hot, dry climate, there are very few trees in Egypt. The pharaonic boat was built of wood from the cedars of Lebanon, cleverly fitted together. Note how the wood was held in place - ropes through holes cut in the thickness of the timbers.

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