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Musee de la Barque Solaire

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Musee de la Barque Solaire

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The Giza pyramid complex contains the fabled relics of Egypt’s Old Kingdom, constructed a whopping 4,500 years ago. Get a peek at one of the world’s top historical attractions, which includes the Valley Temple, the Saqqara necropolis, and the mysterious, timeless Sphinx on this private tour. First-time visitors to Egypt—or travelers short on time—are able to tick off all the sights during this in-depth, full-day guided sightseeing tour from Cairo.
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Tommy599 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Two Rivers, Wisconsin620 contributions441 helpful votes
There are 5 long pits carved into the bedrock around Khufu’s Pyramid. Three were found empty, but in one a wonderful artifact was found = The Pharaohs solar boat to the afterlife. She is 90 ft. long and made out of cedar. When discovered under 41 MASSIVE blocks it was totally disassembled (1224 pieces), and it took conservators 5 years to slowly reconstruct. Mud found on her bottom planks indicate this boat was actually used by the pharaoh, and now the craft is totally assembled and enclosed within a walk around display (but NO video allowed inside). This craft / like the food the pharaoh would need, was supposed to be magically reconstructed / provided within one of the spells he had memorized (or were “cliff notes” to him written on the inside of his burial chamber). This craft was VERY IMPRESSIVE
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Date of experience: February 2020
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KarenAzinger wrote a review Mar. 2020
Portland82 contributions68 helpful votes
The solar boat was discovered in a sealed vault buried behind the great pyramid of Cheops. The ancient Egyptians had disassembled and numbered each piece like a giant puzzle. The modern day archaeologist reassembled the boat using ancient methods. Instead of building a boat, the 'sewed' a boat, holding all the pieces together with rope. The boat is extremely elegant. An treasured artifact from ancient Egypt. Definitely take the time to visit. (And the museum has a decent bathroom!)
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Date of experience: February 2020
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shapgo wrote a review Mar. 2020
Hartsdale, New York1,038 contributions468 helpful votes
This museum houses the boat intended to take Pharoah to the next world. It is quite a piece of workmanship displayed on three levels because it is massive. Unique and worth the look as long as you are already there.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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kareyrhoda wrote a review Mar. 2020
Oyster Bay, New York366 contributions46 helpful votes
Absolutely incredible how this boat was built and that it is still perfectly intact! Definitely worth the visit before or after your camel ride!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Wanderer0213 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Port Orchard, Washington608 contributions213 helpful votes
What a treasure this boat is, so amazing that it was able to be preserved for so many years! The museum leading up to the boat is also amazing, original rope was still intact. You will need to buy a camera ticket or check your camera. We checked our camera (removed the SD card first) and had no issues.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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