Explore a Pharaoh's Boat

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Inside this building at the foot of the Great Pyramid at Giza stands one of the most magnificent ancient artifacts ever discovered. It was buried in the 26th century B.C., very carefully, in a carved stone pit directly beneath the museum where it now rests. The artifact was interred in honor of Khufu, the pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid, by his son and successor Djedefre. For four and a half millennia, it lay undisturbed in its limestone sarcophagus.

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