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In pictures: Second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu discovered in Cairo

he Khufu boats from Ancient Egypt were discovered inside two separate pits in 1954 when Egyptian archaeologists were carrying out routine cleaning on the southern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

In pictures: Second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu discovered in Cairo
Egyptian archaeologists work on parts of the second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu on August 31, 2016 at the restoration laboratory, located behind the Great Pyramid of Cheops (aka Pyramid of Khufu) on the Giza Plateau, on the southern outskirts of the capital Cairo. The Khufu boats from Ancient Egypt were discovered inside two separate pits in 1954 when Egyptian archaeologists were carrying out routine cleaning on the southern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu discovered in Cairo
Archaeologists carry parts of the second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu on August 31, 2016 at the restoration laboratory, located behind the Great Pyramid of Cheops (aka Pyramid of Khufu) on the Giza Plateau, on the southern outskirts of the capital Cairo. The Khufu boats from Ancient Egypt were discovered inside two separate pits in 1954 when Egyptian archaeologists were carrying out routine cleaning on the southern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu discovered in Cairo
Egyptian archaeologist Mohamed Anwar works on parts of the second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu on August 31, 2016 at the restoration laboratory, located behind the Great Pyramid of Cheops (aka Pyramid of Khufu) on the Giza Plateau, on the southern outskirts of the capital Cairo. The Khufu boats from Ancient Egypt were discovered inside two separate pits in 1954 when Egyptian archaeologists were carrying out routine cleaning on the southern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu discovered in Cairo
Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Khaled El-Enany (R), and Japanese archaeologist and Waseda University Professor, Sakuji Yoshimura (2ndR), look at parts of the second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu on August 31, 2016 at the restoration laboratory, located behind the Great Pyramid of Cheops (aka Pyramid of Khufu) on the Giza Plateau, on the southern outskirts of the capital Cairo. The Khufu boats from Ancient Egypt were discovered inside two separate pits in 1954 when Egyptian archaeologists were carrying out routine cleaning on the southern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu discovered in Cairo
Egyptian archaeologist Mohamed Anwar (R) works on parts of the second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu on August 31, 2016 at the restoration laboratory, located behind the Great Pyramid of Cheops (aka Pyramid of Khufu) on the Giza Plateau, on the southern outskirts of the capital Cairo. The Khufu boats from Ancient Egypt were discovered inside two separate pits in 1954 when Egyptian archaeologists were carrying out routine cleaning on the southern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu discovered in Cairo
Egyptian archaeologists work on parts of the second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu on August 31, 2016 at the restoration laboratory, located behind the Great Pyramid of Cheops (aka Pyramid of Khufu) on the Giza Plateau, on the southern outskirts of the capital Cairo. The Khufu boats from Ancient Egypt were discovered inside two separate pits in 1954 when Egyptian archaeologists were carrying out routine cleaning on the southern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu discovered in Cairo
Metal pieces of the second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu are seen on August 31, 2016 at the restoration laboratory, located behind the Great Pyramid of Cheops (aka Pyramid of Khufu) on the Giza Plateau, on the southern outskirts of the capital Cairo. The Khufu boats from Ancient Egypt were discovered inside two separate pits in 1954 when Egyptian archaeologists were carrying out routine cleaning on the southern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu discovered in Cairo
A picture taken on August 31, 2016 shows the second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu next to the restoration laboratory, located behind the Great Pyramid of Cheops (aka Pyramid of Khufu) on the Giza Plateau, on the southern outskirts of the capital Cairo. The Khufu boats from Ancient Egypt were discovered inside two separate pits in 1954 when Egyptian archaeologists were carrying out routine cleaning on the southern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Second solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu discovered in Cairo
Egyptians ride their carts past the Great Pyramid of Cheops, aka Pyramid of Khufu, on August 31, 2016 on the Giza Plateau, on the southern outskirts of the capital Cairo. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)