A Report On The Tour Guide Essay

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In the 1950s a tour guide was taking a visitor, King Saud, from Saudi Arabia for a tour around the pyramids, when he suggested that an area around the base of the pyramids get clear of sand so the people could get a ground level of them. The chief of antiquities inspector of Giza, Zaki Nour, agreed and ordered an archeological team to uncover the are to see if there is anything of interest. While digging, the team found large limestone slabs set into the ground with mortar around them, meaning the slabs were not just a setting but had also been sealed. One of the slabs was broken and underneath and a large pit had been opened up and the workers caught site of an oar. Sealed in the pit for more than 4500 years was a well preserved dismantled boat that had been buried with King Khufu. The boat was in a total of 1224 pieces, which were laid carefully within the pit. The dry desert climate had the boat preserved over all these years. When all the pieces were removed by the team, one of the members, Ahmed Yousef Mustafa, realized that there was a chance to rebuild the ship. With no instructions, only pictures of these ships preserved on papyrus, it took ten years to rebuild the ship in its entirety. After assembly the boat would provide much information about the time, but also raise more questions. Alongside the first pit, three other pits were uncovered over time. All these other pits were empty. Egyptologist were hoping to find more boats, but found nothing else. Then in…

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