Musee de la Barque Solaire, Giza

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See a different side of the Giza necropolis during a visit to Musee de la Barque Solaire, a facility displaying the reconstructed Khufu solar ship. Historians believe that ancient Egyptians buried similar barges with their pharaohs--the vessels were a necessary means of transportation in the afterlife. The museum opened in the 1980s to preserve and showcase the wooden ship, discovered in 1954 broken in thousands of small pieces. The reassembly is impressive in and of itself, as it took nearly 14 years to complete. Work out when and for how long to visit Musee de la Barque Solaire and other Giza attractions using our handy Giza tour itinerary builder app .
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  • The boat museum is very interesting and should not be missed. It houses the original boat that ferried the mummy to the pyramid. The boat is very impressive in size. The lines are beautiful. The way i...  more »
  • Even if you do not purchase a ticket, if you tell them to use the restroom, you will be given a shoe bag at the reception and you will be able to enter. I think that the restroom was mixed with men and women, but there is no problem in the use by a usual Western-style washing.
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  • It is one of the many visits that you can not miss being in Cairo, the solar boat and its history are awesome! They make you travel through the seas of time and transport you to Ancient Egypt, land of pharaohs!
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