Location: It is situated to the south of the Great pyramid .
Who built it?
It was established by Kamal El - Mallakh who was born in Assuit, Egypt , on October 26, 1918. He was a dedicated scholar of Egyptology and culture died in October 1987.
Why was it built?
It was built to contain the Solar Boat of the great king Cheops which was discovered by Kamal El Mallakh in 1954.
Explanation: The museum is a humidity-controlled pavilion, containing a 141 feet long boat, one of the five boat pits sunk around Cheops's pyramid . The boat, made entirely of cedar wood, is over 120 feet long and is about 40 tons displacement.
It should be mentioned that there are boat pits near the pyramid of Cheops, 5 pits to the east of the Great Pyramids and 2 pits to the south. The reconstruction of the solar boats took 14 years, but was helped by U-shaped holes, allowing the boat to be stitched together by ropes or vegetable fibers. The boat is an impressive 141 feet long and 20 feet wide.
There are many suggestions about the function of the solar boats ; first it was used for the soul of the dead accompanied the sun on its eternal journey in the heavens around the world , so a boat or at least a model of a boat was included in every tomb. Moreover; it was used in religious events like pilgrimages and transporting the statue of a god.
Travel Experience Since 1955
Memphis Tours is one of the pioneers which have great impact on travel industry for more than 55 years of experience.
Personalized Travel Services
Whatever your travel dreams, together we can custom-design the perfect itinerary with highly personalized services just for you
We Speak Your Language
A multilingual website offers content in 8 different languages English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Chinese
Flexibility to Change
We know how important it is for travellers to have the flexibility to change their itinerary due to some reasons or force majeure
Your Safety and Security
A professional will accompany the guests to all of the places; they will never be left alone to fend for themselves
High Quality Service
We do believe honestly that quality should come first and quantity would come later and our main objective focused on (Quality is our Top Priority)
Customer Service 24/7
We offer Customer Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone and email for questions about our tours and services
Support Sustainable Tourism
We are attempting to make a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate future employment for local people
Secure Online Payment
Our website is protected by the world′s most secure online payment system VeriSign Secure
Secure Website by MacAfee
Memphis Tours website is a McAfee Secure site that helps keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud and spyware