Explore a Pharaoh's Boat

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This is what Mallakh had found, as it appears today, reassembled, in the so-called Solar Boat Museum next to the Great Pyramid. The 144-foot-long vessel is known variously as the Khufu boat, the solar barque, or the pharaoh's ship. Realizing the treasure he had on his hands, Mallakh took 20 months to remove the boat's 1,224 separate pieces. Then a fellow Egyptian, Hag Ahmed Youssef Moustafa, a conservator for the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, led a team that painstakingly reconstructed the vessel.

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