Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

GEM Receives King Khufu's Ship

Sat 07 Aug 2021 | 08:07 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

The historical King Khufu’s ship successfully arrived at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) early Saturday in a process last for nearly two days.

The primary reason for transporting the ship is preserving the oldest and biggest monument constructed from wood in the world, in addition to upgrading its display scenario at GEM.

GEM’s Project Chief said that the process of transporting the ship is considered one of the most influential and complicated archaeological projects. He also asserted that the working team members did their best for preventing any mistake or dispute while transferring the monument.

In the same context, Supreme Council of Antiquities Secertary-General Dr. Mostafa Waziri said that the ship was displayed at a museum dedicated to it nearby the site where the ship was discovered.

He added that displaying the ship IN Giza disturbers the marvelous scene of the Great Pyramid. Therefore, the current available technologies may help in preserving the glorious.

Waziri also highlighted that the ship’s museum was closed in 2020, and the process of preparing the ship for its transport.

Contributed by: Rana Atef