WORLD Egypt's epic 4,600-year-old pharaonic boat moved to new grand museum

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Egypt's epic 4,600-year-old pharaonic boat moved to new grand museum

Xinhua

08:11, August 11, 2021

Workers walk past a poster about King Khufu's solar boat at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt, on Aug. 10, 2021. Egyptian officials highlighted on Tuesday the recent successful transportation of a huge fragile 4,600-year-old pharaonic boat from an old museum to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) nearly 10 km away. The 42-meter-long and 20-tonne solar boat was discovered in 1954 beside the Great Pyramid of Giza that belonged to King Khufu. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Workers construct a special building for King Khufu's solar boat at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt, on Aug. 10, 2021. Egyptian officials highlighted on Tuesday the recent successful transportation of a huge fragile 4,600-year-old pharaonic boat from an old museum to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) nearly 10 km away. The 42-meter-long and 20-tonne solar boat was discovered in 1954 beside the Great Pyramid of Giza that belonged to King Khufu. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Workers construct a special building for King Khufu's solar boat at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt, on Aug. 10, 2021. Egyptian officials highlighted on Tuesday the recent successful transportation of a huge fragile 4,600-year-old pharaonic boat from an old museum to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) nearly 10 km away. The 42-meter-long and 20-tonne solar boat was discovered in 1954 beside the Great Pyramid of Giza that belonged to King Khufu. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Photo taken on Aug. 10, 2021 shows King Khufu's solar boat fixed in a steel cage at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt. Egyptian officials highlighted on Tuesday the recent successful transportation of a huge fragile 4,600-year-old pharaonic boat from an old museum to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) nearly 10 km away. The 42-meter-long and 20-tonne solar boat was discovered in 1954 beside the Great Pyramid of Giza that belonged to King Khufu. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Workers construct a special building for King Khufu's solar boat at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt, on Aug. 10, 2021. Egyptian officials highlighted on Tuesday the recent successful transportation of a huge fragile 4,600-year-old pharaonic boat from an old museum to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) nearly 10 km away. The 42-meter-long and 20-tonne solar boat was discovered in 1954 beside the Great Pyramid of Giza that belonged to King Khufu. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Staff members work inside a steel cage in which King Khufu's solar boat is placed at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt, on Aug. 10, 2021. Egyptian officials highlighted on Tuesday the recent successful transportation of a huge fragile 4,600-year-old pharaonic boat from an old museum to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) nearly 10 km away. The 42-meter-long and 20-tonne solar boat was discovered in 1954 beside the Great Pyramid of Giza that belonged to King Khufu. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Staff members work inside a steel cage in which King Khufu's solar boat is placed at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt, on Aug. 10, 2021. Egyptian officials highlighted on Tuesday the recent successful transportation of a huge fragile 4,600-year-old pharaonic boat from an old museum to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) nearly 10 km away. The 42-meter-long and 20-tonne solar boat was discovered in 1954 beside the Great Pyramid of Giza that belonged to King Khufu. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

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