Phase two of Khufu solar boat project set to begin

Published on February 22nd, 2012 | by Admin


Phase two of the Khufu solar boat project, which will restore the second of King Khuhu’s famous solar ships.

Ibrahim told Ahram Online that the team would collect samples of the boat’s wooden beams for analysis on Monday in order to draw up accurate plans for the boat’s restoration in a special museum located on the plateau.

The first phase of the project, carried out two years ago, assessed the area surrounding the second boat pit with the use of topographical radar surveys. A large hangar has since been built over the second pit, with a smaller hangar erected inside to cover the top of the boat itself. The hangars were especially designed to protect the wooden remains during the project’s analysis and treatment phases.

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Story: Nevine El-Aref, AhramOnline | Photo: Ahram Online

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