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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  • There are 5 long pits carved into the bedrock around Khufu’s Pyramid. Three were found empty, but in one a wonderful artifact was found = The Pharaohs solar boat to the afterlife. She is 90 ft...  more »
  • The solar boat was discovered in a sealed vault buried behind the great pyramid of Cheops. The ancient Egyptians had disassembled and numbered each piece like a giant puzzle. The modern day...  more »

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