Musee de la Barque Solaire, Giza

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See a different side of the Giza necropolis during a visit to Musee de la Barque Solaire, a facility displaying the reconstructed Khufu solar ship. Historians believe that ancient Egyptians buried similar barges with their pharaohs--the vessels were a necessary means of transportation in the afterlife. The museum opened in the 1980s to preserve and showcase the wooden ship, discovered in 1954 broken in thousands of small pieces. The reassembly is impressive in and of itself, as it took nearly 14 years to complete. Work out when and for how long to visit Musee de la Barque Solaire and other Giza attractions using our handy Giza tour itinerary builder app .
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  • If you visit Giza, you should also check out this datail. Absolutely impressive. With the right guide, an experience that is remembered.
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  • I never granted me the time to go to the photo museum, but it was worth it anyway. On the slippers provided it was well gliding over the wood floors. Interesting things to see, and all the boat itself that you can easily view on 3 floors.
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