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Khufu Boat Museum, Giza, Egypt.

Built in the shadow of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Khufu Boat Museum houses the largest royal vessel ever found in Egypt. Discovered in 1954, this boat had been dismantled in ancient times and placed in a pit to the south of the pyramid. A second boat still lies in a similar pit directly to the west of the first pit. Scholars are divided over whether these boats were symbolic solar barques for the king to use in his afterlife, or funeral boats, used to transport Khufu’s funerary equipment to his pyramid.

 

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Taken on January 10, 2015