Musee de la Barque Solaire

Musee de la Barque Solaire, Giza: Hours, Address, Musee de la Barque Solaire Reviews: 4.5/5

Musee de la Barque Solaire
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MarshalWayne
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom7 contributions
Dec. 2021
Be aware the Solar Boat is now in the GEM (not yet open)
Other things have also moved from the 'Old' museum so check with your guide before you travel
Written 15 January 2022
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InTheDesert2014
Townsville, Australia181 contributions
Oct. 2021
Please be aware this exhibit is no longer available on the Giza Plateau - it has been moved to the G.E.M.
Written 27 October 2021
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Tommy599
Two Rivers, WI736 contributions
Feb. 2020
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
Written 26 March 2020
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KarenAzinger
Portland89 contributions
Feb. 2020
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!)
Written 19 March 2020
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Gail Goldman
Hartsdale, NY1,097 contributions
Feb. 2020
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.
Written 19 March 2020
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kareyrhoda
Oyster Bay, NY366 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Absolutely incredible how this boat was built and that it is still perfectly intact! Definitely worth the visit before or after your camel ride!
Written 1 March 2020
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Wanderer0213
Port Orchard, WA625 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
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.
Written 27 February 2020
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wishfrog
Humboldt County, USA275 contributions
Feb. 2020
Well displayed and very interesting artifact from the time of the Pyramids. Worth the look, although I will say we didn't re-visit it on our second trip.
Written 23 February 2020
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Travelers_sf
San Francisco, CA28 contributions
Mar. 2019
The pharoh’s barque is well preserved and displayed ! One can see the amazing workmanship and beautiful woodwork from close quarters . Not to be missed !
Written 14 February 2020
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,087 contributions
Jan. 2020
As this was my second visit to the Giza Plateau, i made sure that I would go and have a long at this ancient craft. Leaving my wife and her cousin behind in the car, I sallied forth to view this conveyance. Seeing the museum from the outside is nothing to what you see on the inside. I related this fact when I got back to the car.

Made up of slats of wood tied together by rope, I can only imaging it being built as a vessel to take Pharaoh Khufu on his last journey to the pyramid and through the after life. Impressive in its size, I was struck by the three levels you need to traverse to see it in its entirety. Five sets of oars (ten in total) and two steering oars propelled the vessel. However, I did notice that one hull slat was being kept together with gaffer-tape (something that should be repaired sooner than later). Glad I paid the extra cost as it is a sight to see.
Written 9 February 2020
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