Egypt: Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - James Beriau

Jan. 13, 2013. Inside the Cheops solar Boat Museum lies The Khufu ship. It is an intact full-size vessel from Ancient Egypt that was sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2500 BC. The ship was almost certainly built for Khufu (King Cheops), the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Like other buried Ancient Egyptian ships, it was apparently part of the extensive grave goods intended for use in the afterlife, and contained no bodies, unlike northern European ship burials. Pictured at left is Jeannette and Ann down a level on the right.