Egypt was invaded or conquered by a succession of foreign powers, such as the Canaanites/Hyksos, Libyans, the Nubians, the Assyrians, Babylonians, the Achaemenid Persians, and the Macedonians in the Third Intermediate Period and the Late Period of Egypt.
With resources to spare, the administration sponsored mineral exploitation of the valley and surrounding desert regions, the early development of an independent writing system, the organization of collective construction and agricultural projects, trade with surrounding regions, and a military intended to defeat foreign enemies and assert Egyptian dominance.
It's 1200 pieces were found stored unassembled, with matching hieratic signs, (which were a written version of hieroglyphics).
These hieratic signs indicated to which quarter of the boat the parts belonged.
The three smaller pyramids in the foreground are subsidiary structures associated with Menkaure's pyramid.
The earliest known Egyptian pyramids are found at Saqqara, northwest of Memphis.