El-Enany, yoshimora,Zidan inspecting the beam at the laboratory
El-Enany, Yoshimura and restorers inspected the beam, which will be subject to preliminary restoration in order to reduce its humidity to 55 per cent before it is then treated to consolidate its strength.
El-Enany and Zidan inspecting the beam
inside the pit
He explained that it is too early to decide the original function of the beam, but that experts are sure that it is unique and not found in Khufu's first solar boat, now on display in a special museum on the Giza Plateau.
He pointed out that when all the beams are lifted and restored the team would reconstruct the boat and put it on display with the first solar boat at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) overlooking the Giza Plateau.
El-Enany at the pit witnessing the lifting
The initial discovery of the second pit was in 1954. The first boat was removed piece by piece under the supervision of restoration expert Ahmed Youssef, who spent more than 20 years restoring and reassembling the boat.
El-Enany, Zidan and Taha inspecting other parts of the boat