Giza Solar Boat Museum was built around to preserve the reconstruction of Khufu Solar Ship. The ship and the museum lies next to Pyramid of Khufu.
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|Name:||Khufu Solar Boat Museum|
|Location:||29° 58′ 41″ N, 31° 8′ 4″ E|
|Restoration:||Khufu Solar Boat|
|During Ramadan:||till 3:00pm|
Giza Solar Boat Museum primarily preserves the Khufu ship which was originally built of Khufu in his Great Pyramid. It was part of the extensive goods for King Khufu in his afterlife.
Kamel el-mallakh is the architect who discovered and designed the Khufu solar ship in 1954. But the reconstruction was done by Egypt’s chief restorer, Ahmed Youssef Moustafa.
The boat took years to reassemble, which was why it was put on display in 1982 in Giza Pyramid complex.
The solar boat is housed in the Giza Solar Boat Museum in a compartment that protects the boat from outside elements. This museum houses:
However, the boat is its main highlight with imposing size of 43.6 m long and 5.9 m wide. The boat is made of cedar wood that used as ritual materials in ancient times. About 1224 original pieces are buried in the section where ‘boat of Khufu’ was mentioned. These pieces were dug out during the cleaning process and were later put together to reassemble the boat along with 12 paddles.
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