Giza Solar boat museum

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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.


Great Pyramid of Giza from south showing the Solar boat museum

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. The boat was both discovered and designed by the architect Kamel el-mallakh [1] The museum lies just a few meters from where it was found on the southern side of the pyramid.[2]


  • Reassembled Khufu ship (The ship was fully re-assembled in 1968)[1][2] (The ship was disassembled 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.
  • A maquette Khufu Solar ship.
  • Photos of the discovery & reassembling of the ship.


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  1. ^ a b "The Khufu solar boat museum, Egypt boat museum, ancient Boat of Cheops, Pyamids, Cairo, Egypt". Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  2. ^ a b "The Solar Boat Museum | Egyptian Monuments". Retrieved 2016-03-15. 

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