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Address: Pyramids Zone | El Haram, Giza, Egypt
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An excellent tiny museum, a real treat

As an Egyptian, I was always fascinated by the idea of the Solar boat and the philosophy behind it. Yesterday, I finally got the chance to take my children there, it is a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Moataz S
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As an Egyptian, I was always fascinated by the idea of the Solar boat and the philosophy behind it. Yesterday, I finally got the chance to take my children there, it is a very small museum, that holds an awesome example of the ancient Egyptian craftsmanship. A tour guide is a plus, as this will help you admire both the... More 

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Fresno, California
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Gorgeous boat. Wonderfully put back together and displayed. Enjoyed the photos of finding the boat and the assembly.

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Solar boat museum was not originally part of our tour but was added on. I was so glad it was! This is an amazing and modern museum that is a must see for anyone who is going to Cairo!

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Thank Paula897
Brighton, Canada
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see if you are visiting Giza! Unbelievable craftsmanship, quality of materials. Beautiful exhibits. The dimensions blew us away!

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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552 reviews
360 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum seems entirely out of place next to the Great Pyramid. In fact, when you first see it, you'll think it's an eyesore that should have been built elsewhere. But when you enter the museum, you first see the solar boat pit where all the pieces of the boat were found. The boat was painstakingly rebuilt above the boat... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little museum show the process of excavation and reconstruction of what was thought to be a solar boat-but now traces of mud have been found on the oars, so it is thought that it was actually used by the pharaoh. When you see the pics of,the jumble of wood pieces, and then the actual boat itself, it is truly... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it may not sound exciting but it actually is. You dont need a guide for this as the explanation is all written out - its just amazing and a easy musem or hanger to walk around. Again we were lucky to go in the quiet season of January so very little tourists Tip they give you dusters to put on... More 

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Houston
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It is located at one side of the Great pyramid and close to the Queen pyramids. It has an impressive boat that was perhaps, used to transport the Khufu's body from Memphis to Gizah. The name is given as the boat has a similar shape to the boat that Amun Ra used to travel trough the sky. You have to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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118 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

While in Giza don't miss going to that museum. Very nice and worth your time. You have to buy an extra ticket for this museum, you buy it at the entrance of the museum. It has the boat and history of the exploration and reconstruction.

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Thank Ashraf H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

It costs 60 L.E. to get inside, but it is worth it. This is a very old, historical and well preserved boat. The original pit and stones that protected it are still here. You have to wear white covers over your shoes that they give you when you enter through security. Enjoy!!!

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