Next to the pyramid there are several boat pits. Some experts believe that the boats buried in these pits represented the bark that the pharaoh would travel in after he died. Others believe that these boats were actually used in Khufu's funeral procession across the Nile.
A few years ago a large wooden boat was found inside one of these pits. The ancient Egyptians had taken the boat apart and carefully placed it in the pit. A modern Egyptian restorer was able to put the pieces of the boat back together. The complete boat is now on display in its own museum at the base of the pyramid.