Grayson Perry: "I love fakes for they make us think about what it is we see in the #artauth. About how much of our awe in front of a great historical artefact is in its inherent beauty and how much is to do with its auspicious provenance."
#artauth A team from the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology excavating the ancient site of Abu Rawash 15 miles northwest of Cairo has unearthed the remains of a solar boat dating to the reign of the First Dynasty pharaoh Den (ca. 2975–2935 B.C.). The boat is nearly intact, composed of 11 planks of local wood 20 feet long and five feet wide. The wood is in good condition, thanks to the preservation power of the dry desert environment.
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