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

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Egypt has moved the pharaonic sun-powered boat of antiquated King Khufu to the Grand Egyptian Museum, near the acclaimed Giza Pyramids, authorities said on Saturday.

The boat, which goes back around 4,500 years, was found in 1954 at the southern corner of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the biggest of the three Giza Pyramids.

It had been displayed at a gallery at the Giza Plateau, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a proclamation.

That gallery has been shut since August to set up the transportation, it said.

The boat, which is 42-meters (137.8 ft) long and gauges 20 tons, was moved on a brilliant vehicle, a 10-hour trip that started late Friday, as per a report by the state-run MENA news office.

The service said that the transportation intended to “ensure and save the greatest and most established natural ancient rarity made of wood throughout the entire existence of humankind for people in the future.”

It will be shown at the Grand Egyptian Museum alongside a huge number of antiques, including the celebrated cover of Tutankhamen, and different fortunes right now housed in the extremely old structure in Cairo’s clogged Tahrir Square.

The transportation came four months after Egyptian authorities held a function march, praising the exchange of 22 of the nation’s valued Pharaonic imperial mummies from the Egyptian Museum at the core of Cairo to their new resting place in an enormous new historical center, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, further south in the capital.

The occasions are essential for Egypt’s endeavors to draw in unfamiliar sightseers by publicizing its antiquated curios.

The travel industry has been faltering from political unrest following the 2011 famous uprising that overturned long-term czar Hosni Mubarak, and all the more as of late, the Covid pandemic.