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The Solar Boat

Two rectangular boat pits found on the south side of the Great Pyramid were discovered in 1954, covered by huge limestone slabs, containing the dismantled remains of two Royal Boats.

It is thought that these boats transported Khufu's body to his pyramid, since it was common practice to bury all items connected with the Royal Funeral, close to the final resting-place of the king.

One of the boats - made up of 1,224 separate parts was reconstructed by being stitched together using ropes made of vegetable fibers. After its reassembly, the boat measuring 43.3m (142ft) long is now housed in the Solar Boat Museum next to the pyramid.

The boat pits could have been symbolic transport mechanisms for the king's ascent to the heavens - westwards with the setting sun and eastwards with the rising sun.

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