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Address: Pyramids Zone | El Haram, Giza, Egypt
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Worth visiting one of The Pharahos' boats.

Was amazed to see for real an ancient great cedar wood boat of the great king Cheops. It is located in the Solar boat museum within the location of the Pyramids of Giza. Worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite amazing to see the size and quality of this preserved ceremonial boat. The museum itself is an opportunity to get out of the hot sun for a time. However, if your time is at all limited, this could be skipped.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was amazed to see for real an ancient great cedar wood boat of the great king Cheops. It is located in the Solar boat museum within the location of the Pyramids of Giza. Worth visiting, no doubt.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See the incredibly ancient solar boat that looks as fresh as a newly built boat!!!! You can see the precise craftsmanship and quality that has gone into this thousands of years old boat.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice museum that contains only one boat, but if you have the time, it is worth the look. It is located on the giza plateau BEHIND the great pyramid. Tickets are required and can be purchased at the museum

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We've all seen movies showing ancient Egyptians on boats so we do have a notion of what to expect but this is nothing like the movies! To start with its huge! And it's shape and structure, all quite different from what we've been made to expect. The museum is fantastic isn't that you get a chance to see the boat... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is an easy exhibit to skip as there is so much else to see in Egypt ...... but DON'T miss it! Amazing size and crafsmanship. A must see.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Solar Boat is another treat to watch. How the Pharaoh's thought of after life and the way they wanted to continue their journey of life. How they cherished life !! Enjoyed the visit !! Need a good guide always!!

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Jackson, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This modern museum highlights an enormous wooden craft that was found at the base of the Pyramids. The museum structure is beautifully appointed with may levels of viewing this craft.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

When researchers excavated the area around the pyramids they found the components of an entire pharaonic boat in an underground storage facility. The Egyptian Department of Antiquities painstakingly reassembled this boat and built a museum next to pyramids to house it in the right conditions. It is unlikely that it will take you longer than 30 minutes although you might... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I believe this is the larges boat ever constructed? And it was built in pieces (just like IKEA). It's truly incredible how this was put together especially given how old it is.

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