Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Pipe Bursts at Boat Museum
On the Giza plateau sits next to the great pyramid a museum with one main object the gigantic solar boat found in a pit next to the pyramid of King Khufu. The 4600 year old boat was found in its pit taken apart in 1223 pieces that took many years and several reconstructions by restorer Ahmed Youssef Moustafa before the boat was able to be displayed in its own museum.
Alarming reports are confirmed coming out of Egypt that a sewage pipe has burst in the museum. Likely the boat remains unharmed but the incident serves to show a reason why the second boat that is currently being restored for display should be restored and its many pieces placed back into its pit.
Photo: Berthold Werner
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