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Egypt’s Ancient King Khufu’s Boat Is Moved From Giza Pyramids to a New Home

FILE - Tourists are gathering around the Sphinx, which guards the Great Pyramid of King Cheops at the Giza necropolis just outside Cairo, Egypt. (photo: Diaa Bekheet)

King Khufu’s Boat, an ancient vessel that is the oldest and largest wooden boat discovered in Egypt, has been painstakingly moved from its longstanding home next to the Giza pyramids to a nearby giant museum, officials said Saturday.
 
The 4,600-year-old vessel, also known as the Solar Boat, was moved to the nearby Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), due to be inaugurated later this year.

FILE – Tourists are gathering around the Sphinx, which guards the Great Pyramid of King Cheops, home of the ancient wooden solar boat, at the Giza necropolis details ⇒

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