Friday, March 08, 2013

Khufu’s Solar Barge Threatened


Egyptian antiquities officials have confirmed to that a pipe has burst inside the museum holding one of pyramid builder Khufu’s boat. The ancient boat has been restored and is a major pull for tourists heading to the Giza Pyramids.

Khufu is also the 4th dynasty King who erected the largest of the three pyramids, which has been named after him.

One official said late Monday night that the “sewage pipe in the building has exploded. We are looking into the situation and are not sure if any damage has happened.”

HT: Jack Sasson

Solar barge of Cheops, mm091206004

Solar Barge of Khufu (Cheops)
Photo from Pictorial Library of Bible Lands, volume 7



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