Tue, February 21, 2012
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Egypt to restore 4,500-year-old boat

2012-02-21 07:54:11 GMT2012-02-21 15:54:11(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

In this Thursday, June 23, 2011 file photo, an Egyptian and Japanese team of scientists use a pulley system to lift the first of 41 16-ton limestone slabs to reveal fragments of the ancient ship of King Khufu next to the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt. Archaeologists began a second-phase of restoration work on a 4,500-year-old wooden boat found next to the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of Egypt's main tourist attractions. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

Egyptians stand in front of the entrance of the scene where a team of scientists use a pulley system to lift the first of 41 16-ton limestone slabs to reveal fragments of the ancient ship of King Khufu next to the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, Thursday, June 23, 2011. Archaeologists have begun the excavation process of a 4,500-year old wooden boat encased underground next to the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egyptologists announced Thursday.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

An Egyptian and Japanese team of scientists use a pulley system to lift the first of 41 16-ton limestone slabs to reveal fragments of the ancient ship of King Khufu next to the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, Thursday, June 23, 2011. Archaeologists have begun the excavation process of a 4,500-year old wooden boat encased underground next to the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egyptologists announced Thursday.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Members of an Egyptian and Japanese research team remove limestone blocks that cover a pit containing King Khufu's second solar boat on the southern side of Khufu's Great Pyramid June 23, 2011. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)

Members of an Egyptian and Japanese research team remove limestone blocks that cover a pit containing King Khufu's second solar boat on the southern side of Khufu's Great Pyramid June 23, 2011. (REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)

Archaeologists on Feb. 20 began restoration on a 4,500-year-old wooden boat found next to the pyramids, one of Egypt's main tourist attractions.

(Agencies)

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