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“A 3000 year old boat that floats” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Solar Boat Museum

Solar Boat Museum
Pyramids Zone | El Haram, Giza, Egypt
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Ranked #10 of 63 things to do in Giza
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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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“A 3000 year old boat that floats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Who would believe it. This is one of the not-to-be-missed experiences if you are on the Giza Plateau. This is a place that the bus, van or car must stop if you are interested in the history and wonder of the ancient world of royal Egyptians.

Visited August 2012
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“4500 years old !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Good to see shame it's in such an ugly building and obscures the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) I don't think he would be too pleased at that !!!

Visited August 2012
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“Great historical solar boat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

It was amazing to see this vehicle believed to be used by Ra, the sun God, to travel to the afterlife....

Exclusively displayed in a special museum in the Giza complex, you will see this masterpiece conveniently..I can imagine how delicate the process was to excavate and move it to the museum..

It was a good cool break as well amidst the scorching sun outside..

We have to pay extra for the ticket but it was worth a visit..

Visited October 2011
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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“The past is in the front of eyes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This boat was called Khufu ship as Khufu himself used it as a "pilgrimage ship" to visit holy places and that it was then buried for him to use in the afterlife. It is a life time experience to see the 2500 years old intact boat. It was seemed that Khufu was sitting on the boat!

Visited November 2011
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Cairo, Egypt
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“The boat is incredible”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

But the museum is poor, though is nothing, as many other museums in Cairo. What made me give a “poor” instead of “average” is the fact that the ticket seller played the game of “i don't have change” and made so much confusion that at the end I didn't notice that he stole me 100 EGP. Many egyptians are real champions in cheating people. Mabruk! (Congratulations)

Visited July 2012
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