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Address: Pyramids Zone | El Haram, Giza, Egypt
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this 120' long wooden boat was used to transport the pharaoh's soul into the afterlife

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marion W
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Marion W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Kim T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank thor2705
Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to see the solar boat by the great pyramid. It is amazingly well preserved. There were no crowds worthy of the term.

Thank Randy O
Jackson, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nobody thinks about boats at the Great Pyramids, but with the Nile there, you can understand why there were plenty of boats during ancient times.

Thank John W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is so surprisingly pleasing to visit. I can not believe how intact the solar boat is and its absolutely huge!

Thank MILLAR86
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It isn't an expensive museum and if you are going to be in Giza visiting the pyramids and Sphinx anyway you may as well go and see the Solar Boat museum. Like a lot of places in Egypt you need to pay extra if you want to take photos and there are quite a few things to take photos of... More 

Thank Theresa B
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

500 metres from the pyramids and defiantly do pay a visit if you are there! Quite interesting to look at the boat and see how the ancient Egyptians designed it thousands of years ago

Thank Farah B
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great story of how they found the pieces of the boat & than assembled them. Interesting to see how the Egyptians traveled on the Nile.

Thank ewhite1955
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the most important excavations about ancient Egyptian history and their important trading trips al over the world, this is one of the most important sites to visit whenever you are in Eypt.

Thank Adel S

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