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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  • It's not a must, but very impressive to walk and see an entire boat that was discovered so many years ago  more »
  • A wooden boat consisting of 1 224 parts found in a stash next to the pyramid of Khufu. After reassembling, the boat is more than 43 m long and almost six meters wide in the middle of the hull. It was exhibited on public view in a museum built next to the pyramid of Khufu. The entry price is about 10 USD. The museum's visit time is about 15 minutes. Sami or worth it. I liked it. Recommend.
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