Giza Solar boat museum

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Great Pyramid of Giza from south showing the Solar boat museum
Khufu solar ship museum outdoors view.

The Giza Solar boat museum was constructed around 1985. It is dedicated to display the reconstructed Khufu solar ship.


It was constructed next to the Great Pyramid of Khufu. The museum is equipped with modern techniques and technologies in order to preserve the solar boat.[1] The museum lies just a few meters from where it was found on the southern side of the pyramid.[2]


Khufu solar ship museum outdoors view.
Boat museum, Giza Pyramids Plateau, Egypt
Khufu Solar ship in the museum
  • Reassembled Khufu ship (The ship was fully re-assembled in 1968)[1][2] (The ship was dissembled around the funeral rites into 1224 small pieces before being buried near the pyramids in the boat pit). The museum is constructed so as to enable viewing the boat from three different levels in three floors. In the ground floor, one can view the bottom of the boat.
Khufu Solar ship maquette
A modern model of the Solar Barge displayed in the museum.
  • A maquette Khufu Solar ship.
  • Photos of the discovery & reassembling of the ship.

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Coordinates: 29°58′41″N 31°08′04″E / 29.97806°N 31.13444°E / 29.97806; 31.13444