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Address: El Fanadeq St. Downtown, Aswan 81111, Egypt
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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Private Tour: The Nubia Museum

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Outstanding presentation of Nubian history and art

I must admit that I had forgotten the importance of Nubia in the context of Egyptian history but this museum set me straight. You can also appreciate the emphasis that Egyptians... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I must admit that I had forgotten the importance of Nubia in the context of Egyptian history but this museum set me straight. You can also appreciate the emphasis that Egyptians put on this history by the fact that they have constructed such a beautiful museum to house a really incomparable collection of artifacts. There is, however, a certain eeriness... More 

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Farnborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent assuming you are interested in Egyptian archaeology! Very good exhibits from ancient Egypt through Coptic Christianity, Islamic period, anthropological info on local culture, info on relocation of Lake Nasser temples etc. We walked from the centre of town, a fun walk along the Corniche past the Coptic Cathedral.

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Cuckfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lovely new museum well presented , learnt a lot , about Nubian history , a must if you want to enrich your knowledge

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Belgrade, Serbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Egypt is constantly pegging their tourist attractions prices according to the rate of Euro or Dollar, therefore the entrance fee has been recently raised to 60 and 30 LE respectively (adults and students). For an 8 Euros ticket, which ain't cheap, the museum is staffed by 'guards' who are chatting or listening to music inside the museum. There is not... More 

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Yorkshire
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Allow about an hour for this museum - it does have some interesting stuff, but not anywhere near the scale of the Cairo museum.

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Paris, France
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife and I visited this museum on a Friday evening, and by 19h30 (7:30 PM), the crowds had largely left. It provides an interesting insight into the role of Nubia in greater Egypt, from the paleolithic until modern times. The exhibits are generally well displayed, not too crowded, and well documented in Arabic and English. However, the chronology is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

This museum is in a stunning building on beautiful grounds and with a great view of the city. But you need to do some reading before you go. The displays are not well organized so if you're goal is learn about Nubian history, spend 20 minutes with your guide book before you go. With a little background, you'll have an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

when I went their I thought i`m gonna spend couple of hours to see everything in the museum but I realized that I need couple of days or even more to see everything inside this very well organized museum. from it is name you can understand this museum contains things related to Nubian and Nuba but the truth is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Excellent museum, taking you through the history of Egypt from primitive times up until now. Beautiful artefacts on display from various tombs and very good explanations in English of life in those times. It is an easy walk from the Old Cataract Hotel.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Don't miss this museum when you are in Aswan. We went on the recommendation of our taxi driver, who was Nubian. We are so glad we did, it was one of the highlights of our visit. We could have spent hours there, there is so much to see. Treasures which were saved from the flooding of the dam, mummies, sculptures,... More 

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