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Address: Pyramids Zone | El Haram, Giza, Egypt
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One of the 5 boats buried with Cheops and reconstructed with the remains found intact and new materials identical to the one used at the time.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bruno F
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the 5 boats buried with Cheops and reconstructed with the remains found intact and new materials identical to the one used at the time.

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Dallas
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136 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with a small tour group to visit the boat museum. I highly recommend going with a guide to explain everything. I enjoyed hearing about why the boats were built and what they were supposed to accomplish for the dead kings. The boat exhibit was also very different from the temples that we had been visiting so this was... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am glad that we decided to have a look on our second visit to the Giza Plateau, found it very informative. I hope they expand it because it was small and you have to pay a separate ticket to see it. I heard that more boats were found, it would be cool to just have a museum about the... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just south of the Great Pyramid is the Solar Boat Museum. Inside is a 4000 year old boat. Found disassembled in a stone pit beside the tomb and reassembled by a master builder over a period of 11 years, it is a time machine for Egyptologists who want to know how a pre-iron age society could build a boat. It... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just beautiful did not consume alot of time from our day but loved how detailed and the information presented really great

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't go in, as time limited tour. However, stuck right in front of the great pyramid, in an ugly modern building that really spoils the pyramid views.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Truly amazing. I really enjoy this area. Twice in 2017..The Giza Solar boat museum was constructed around 1985. It is dedicated to display the reconstructed Khufu solar ship.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

the boat was discovered in 1954 and is still being studied today. Ancient Egyptians used to bury a “solar barge” near the tomb of their pharaoh because they believed that their ruler needed transportation in the afterlife. Parts of a cedar-wood barge were found in five pits near the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The barge was restored and assembled out... More 

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

While visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza we were advise to go through the Solar Boat Museum,who knew?!! It was awesome. A full sized boat found in excellent condition, a wonderful piece of history.

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

It is amazing. Well preserved 47 centuries old boat. Build with ropes no nails. Impressive engineering work in the stone ages. A must visit. The ticket is less than 3 euro.

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