A Solar Barque (also “solar bark”, “solar barge”, “solar boat” and “sun boat”) is a mythological representation of the sun riding in a boat. The many early Egyptian goddesses who are related as sun deities and the later gods Ra and Horus depicted as riding in a solar barge. In Egyptian myths of the afterlife, Ra rides in an underground channel from west to east every night so that he can rise in the east the next morning.
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First Published: Feb 28, 2013 – Last Updated: Feb 28, 2013