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Solar Boat Museum

Pyramids Zone | El Haram, Giza, Egypt
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Pyramids Zone | El Haram, Giza, Egypt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A marvel. It took the conservator many years to make-up the old beams and pieces of wood into a real boat. A boat that has been sailing on the Nile about 45 centuries ago. A splendid museum: the original pit where the remainings were found,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can you imagine how old this boat really is? It's difficult, but so amazing. Don't miss this when you visit the Pyramids. You'll be glad you did!

Thank Dawna B
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

The oldest preserved boat of 30m around 2500 BC and is known as solar boat as it is believed to be transporting the royals for funeral rituals. The roof is made of Papyrus and the surprisingly the wood panels made from cedar pine wood from...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

This was a gem of history discovered in the mid 1900’s. Our tour guide mentioned a couple times how this was his favorite part of the pyramids so we obliged. As we walked through the complex he beamed while telling stories of the ancient ship....More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Tonsi knows his stuff!! He explained every detail of the ship! I had a lot of questions and he had answers. Tonsi did amazing to the point we special requested him for the rest of the trip.

Thank Ana P
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Nice place to cool off from the hot sun! The outside of the ugly building does create an eye sore in front of the pyramid.

Thank TeacherLaDoucer
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Many people opted not to pay the entry fee and see the solar boat for themselves and they really missed out on one of the spectacular features of Giza. My friends and I decided to pay the 50 EP and were pleasantly surprised, along with...More

Thank Christena H
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Don't be put off by the hideous building that houses this museum (yes, I know it's supposed to be a boat, but it's still a monstrosity verging on the criminal in such an illustrious setting), it is well worth making time for a visit even...More

Thank MarkT25_UK
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

To think that this actual boat is thousands of years old, how they found and recovered it and what wonderful condition it is in - it is truly mind blowing. I consider it one of the most incredible artifacts on display in Egypt. Make sure...More

Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

I would probably give this 3 stars if we went on our own and just read the information at the exhibit because you can only somewhat gauge the significance. Our tour guide was such a good story teller though that he completely amplified the experience....More

Thank SweetD82
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Dona Q
3 May 2018|
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Response from J4KEF | Reviewed this property |
we paid with Egyptian pounds.
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sritesh
10 August 2015|
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Response from AhmedMorshedy | Reviewed this property |
50 Egyptian pounds for adults and 25 for students
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retireeVancouver
26 March 2015|
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Response from FastoneTravels | Reviewed this property |
Hi - if the tour is not included, it is so easy to get a ticket, the ticket booth is right outside the entrance to the Solar Boat museum, which is right next the the Big Pyramid of Khufu. It takes about 15 to 20 mins to tour... More
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