Ancient Egyptian boat to be excavated, reassembled

July 20, 2008 By JASON KEYSER , Associated Press Writer
Ancient Egyptian boat to be excavated, reassembled (AP)
Zahi Hawas, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), right, and Japanese Egyptologist Sakuji Yoshimura, left, from Waseda Universty in Japan, display for the first time the Pharaoh Cheops' second solar boat through a camera put inside the boat pit at the Pyramids site in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, July 19, 2008 which tourists will be able to see for the first time without the pit having to be uncovered again. The screen shows the boat which lies 10 metres below the surface and is believed to have been built to take King Cheops to the heavens after his death nearly 5000 years ago. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

(AP) -- Archaeologists will excavate hundreds of fragments of an ancient Egyptian wooden boat entombed in an underground chamber next to Giza's Great Pyramid and try to reassemble the craft, Egyptologists announced Saturday.



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