Egypt moves Pharaoh’s solar boat to new mega-museum

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Egypt has transferred the pharaonic solar boat of ancient King Khufu to the Grand Egyptian Museum, close to the famed Giza Pyramids, authorities said on Saturday. It had been exhibited at a museum at the Giza Plateau, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement.

That museum has been closed since August to prepare the transportation, it said.

The boat, which is 42-meters (137.8 ft) long and weighs 20 tons, was transferred on a smart vehicle, a 10-hour trip that began late Friday and dates back some 4,500 years, was discovered in 1954 at the southern corner of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the largest of the three Giza Pyramids.

Data source: Africa news

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