Cairo – After 48 hours of work, the Egyptian government announced on Saturday that it had completed the transportation of a 4,600-year-old boat belonging to the Pharaoh Siops called Kufu in ancient Egypt. The 42-meter-long monument was taken to the Great Egyptian Museum (GEM), which will be opened near the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo and will contain baronic collections.
The ship is on display near the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Chapez Pyramid, which houses Kufu’s tomb. The object, identified as a “solar boat”, was placed in trenches near the royal burial ground because it was believed to carry people after death.
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According to the Ministry of Tourism and Archeology, the trip was carried out in a special remote-controlled vehicle imported from Belgium. After preparation work, 7.5km of traffic began Friday night and lasted ten hours. The boat reached its final destination intact.
“We extend our special thanks to the Great Egyptian Museum, the Armed Forces Engineering Commission, the Supreme Council of Antiquities and all the state institutions, organizations and teams that contributed to the successful Kufu boat movement.” Twitter.
After years of political instability following the popular uprising in 2011, the country’s tourism has been severely affected, with Egypt looking for a way to encourage visitors, especially by promoting culture. In addition to plans for GEM, the country also opened the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (MNCE) this year.
In April, A. on the streets of Cairo 22 Unprecedented parade with mummies of pharaohsAmong them, Ramses II, to his new home in MNCE. Under heavy police control, the Pharaohs’ “Golden Parade”, in ear-catching vehicles of the time, crossed the seven kilometers that divide Tahrir Square in 30 minutes, where the mummies rested, where the historic Egyptian Museum is located. A century, and the new museum.
The Egyptians were able to follow the parade of 18 kings and four queens on state television, which featured a carefully danced opening ceremony. Besides TV, the procession was broadcast live on Twitter with the hashtag #cambio_das_mimias_reis in Arabic, which is one of the most talked about subjects on the planet.