Solar boat museum, Giza

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

The great pyramid of Khufu and the Solar boat museum

The great pyramid of Khufu and the Solar boat museum

The Khufu ship (Solar boat of Paraoh Khufu) is an intact full-size vessel from Ancient Egypt that was sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2500 BC. The ship now is preserved in the Giza Solar boat museum.

A modern model of the Solar Barge displayed in the museum.

A modern model of the Solar Barge displayed in the museum.

The ship was almost certainly built for Paraoh Khufu, the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Like other buried Ancient Egyptian ships, it was apparently part of the extensive grave goods (items buried along with the body) intended for use in the afterlife, and contained no bodies, unlike northern European ship burials.

According to the Egyptian myth, the Egyptian God Ra traveled on two solar boats: The Morning Boat, and the Evening Boat. The Egyptian God Ra is the ancient Egyptian Sun God. He was the Ruler of the Sky and Earth. The lower photographs are the falcon-headed god Ra and the solar ship bringing the morning sun.   

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Falcon-headed god Ra

The Morning Boat

The Morning Borat

Displays of the Museum

 Ropes of the solar ship Ropes of the solar ship           Ropes and knos of the solar ship.

The discovery place of Solar boat pit covered by stones inside the Solar bark museum.

Original Solar Boat Pit

Original Solar Boat Pit

The implements of the solar ship; wedge, stanchion and tools.

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The implements of the solar ship; wedge, stanchion and tools.

Solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu

Solar boat of Pharaoh Khufu

The solar boat of pharaoh Khufu was made with the cedar of Lebanese.

The solar boat of pharaoh Khufu was made with the cedar of Lebanese.

Funerary boats; According to Egyptian beliefs, the soul of the dead accompanied the sun on its eternal journey in the Upper Waters (the heavens) around the world. A boat or at least a model of a boat was therefore included in very tomb.

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