That discovery was at Ayn Soukhna, and Tallet dated his find to the same period as the construction of Pharaoh Khulu’s Great Pyramid. His convincing theory was that he’d come across a sophisticated harbor complex. Tallet reckoned that this had been directly involved in the transportation of materials to the Great Pyramid site.
Ayn Soukhna, which these days is a popular tourist resort, is on the west bank of the Red Sea about 70 miles east of Giza. The site was not even accepted as one of archaeological significance until the discovery of some ancient hieroglyphs carved into a cliff in 1997.