The Khufu ship is identified as the worlds oldest full size intact ship. The Khufu ship is an intact full-size vessel from Ancient Egypt that was sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2500 BC. The ship now is preserved in the Giza Solar boat museum. The ship was built for Khufu (King Cheops), the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. The Khufu ship was probably used as a "pilgrimage ship" for King Khufu to visit holy places and is now known to have been used as a funeral barge to carry the kings embalmed body from Memphis to Giza. It would've been draped with white cloth on the bow during sailing. It was found among the Pyramids and the King's tomb. Over 1,200 pieces were laid in a logical, disassembled order for King Khufu to use in the afterlife. It took years to put back together. It's amazing that this is the ship that sailed in a huge ceremony thousands years ago to bury Khufu. King Khufu, the 2nd king of the 4th dynasty. His reign last about 40 years. Docking rope from the buried boat.