Thumb sm
Khufu Solar Boat Excavation (20 of 26)
Giza, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
25 Jun 2013

The excavation site for the second pharaonic solar boat, sits below the Khufu pyramid of Giza. Discovered in 1992, the excavation site also serves as a museum for the first, fully assembled solar boat.

Thumb sm
Khufu Solar Boat Excavation (16 of 26)
Giza, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
25 Jun 2013

Archeologists from the Egyptian and Japanese teams carefully wrap up one of the first pieces of the 4,500 year old solar boat. The boat is believed to have belonged to King Khufu, and it was meant to ferry him and the god Ra across the heavens.

Thumb sm
Khufu Solar Boat Excavation (17 of 26)
Giza, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
25 Jun 2013

Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities Ahmed Eissa talks with members of the archeological team. He helped remove the first pieces of the boat alongside members of the Japanese delegation. Eissa is a specialist in early Coptic Christian and Islamic art.

Thumb sm
Solar Boat Excavation at the Pyramid ...
Giza, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
23 Jun 2013

Minister of State for Antiquities Ahmed Eissa and the Japanese archaeological delegation answer questions at a press conference set for the Khufu Solar Boat excavation in Giza, Egypt. Discovered in 1992, excavators have been working hard to begin the removal of pieces of the boat to transport the 4,500 year old wooden ship.