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Address: El Fanadeq St. Downtown, Aswan 81111, Egypt
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Description: This museum traces the history from the earliest settlements to present...
This museum traces the history from the earliest settlements to present day of Nubia, the region defined as the area between Aswan in Egypt and Khartoum in the Sudan.
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This museum is great because it houses a small collection of great Upper Egyptian antiquities. Each piece is dramatically lit and well described. This is the place to go to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is great because it houses a small collection of great Upper Egyptian antiquities. Each piece is dramatically lit and well described. This is the place to go to see the best. Was not very crowed, which was GREAT!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Amazing to learn about Nubian culture, one which is often suppressed in traditional rhetoric about Egypt. The museum is well curated and set out and a real pleasure to explore.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a truly amazing museum that not many people seem to know about. I'd rank it one of the best small cultural museums in the world and it would be worth coming to Aswan just to see it. Knew very little about Nubians until visiting here and left full of admiration for them. The mummies are a standout.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I would say that no expense has been spared on this museum. Black granite floors and state of the art cases. It has an amazing collection of items from Nubian Egypt. A Must see!

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Aswan, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The descendents of the most ancient inhabitants of Egypt, the Nubians, are always a proud people. Many in power who wanted to uphold a false history,n tried to block the building of this Museam which is indeed very informative about the life and its development in the Nile Valley. There are the mummies of the High Priestess from Temple Of... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a nice place to really understand the role of the Nubian culture in southern Egypt and N. Sudan. Their culture is dominant is this part of the world and was an essential part of ancient Egypt that is played down a bit. None the less, well worth the visit.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

To say that this is an authentic village is not accurate. It is highly touristic. We enjoyed the boat ride to the village and walking through the village, he highlight was the stop at th Nubian school. The biggest problem we had was the homes that had crocodiles cooped up in tiny cages. This is not an okay way to... More 

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The tourist trade has been badly hit by the current civil unrest in Egypt. The cash-desk was deserted, we stomped around and called out and an armed guard had appeared and he in turn summoned a cashier he was not at all bothered about collecting our admission fee! The displays are first rate, with lots of 'set piece' tableaux and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It`s an wonderful museum & it shows the right history of Nubia & Nubians, it has an amazing architectural design & an unique outdoor garden.

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A must see museum. It is important to follow staff instructions as the lay out is in chronological order and this gives and excellent perspective of southern Egypt's historical values. All signage is in excellent English (as well as Arabic). Visit in the afternoon to escape the oppressive Aswan heat as building has excellent air conditioning.

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