National Geographic : 1941 Oct
432 The National Geographic Magazine Metropolitan Museum of Art About 1490 B.C. a Horse Was Given an Elaborate Burial It was found near an XVIIIth Dynasty tomb wrapped in bandages and enclosed in a huge coffin. Soon after being introduced into Egypt by the Hyksos, these animals were considered so precious as to merit the highest honors. This one, of Arab type, was interred with its saddle. Note girths on neck and shoulders. Metropolitan Museum of Art In a Chariot with Rawhide Tires, Priest Yuaa Rode Out to Watch His Son-in-law's Stupendous Building Operations at Luxor The horse had only recently been introduced into Egypt. Yet this light, graceful car with its body sheathed with embossed leather, is a masterpiece of refinement. Although the animal shown in the burial above was interred with its saddle, the Egyptians were not riding enthusiasts. They preferred to travel by carriage. The owner's daughter was the wife of Amen-hotpe III.