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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  • This boat is over 4600 years old and it looks like it could still float, easily missed but search it out between the two big pyramids.  more »
  • The solar boat proves the greatness of this well-preserved people shows itself in its splendor right next to the pyramid of Cheops, the entrance for a fee but it is really worth it.
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