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Address: El Fanadeq St. Downtown, Aswan 81111, Egypt
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This museum traces the history from the earliest settlements to present day...

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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The best place one can visit to know about ancient nubian culture. The only downside for me was the opening hours; which for me was not enough. While there one should visit the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Islam E

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best place one can visit to know about ancient nubian culture. The only downside for me was the opening hours; which for me was not enough. While there one should visit the nearby unfinished obelisk site.

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Thank Islam E
Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum with interesting exhibits. It's not too large so you can handle it in 2 hours or so. Spacious design. Interesting mummies too! Bathrooms are terrible. Avoid using them if possible.

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Thank November_Sunrise
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Saving Nubia treasures from drawing into Nile was a big achievement to the humanity. This museum contains a lot of such treasures and the whole story behind such saving operation plus the first floor contain the Nubia village simulator where u can live and see the Nubian daily life activities

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Thank Hakiem007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is quite interesting as it shows diverse historical eras. Pharonic, roman, nubian, geological, coptic and islamic.. The place quite clean and includes alot of genuine pieces ... and close to the town

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Thank Yasmine S
Aswan, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well lit, easy to read signs, wonderful artifacts. Don't miss the gardens and recreated village. Only downside was the hours. Guide books say open all day but actually open until 1 PM and then closed until 5 PM.

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Thank Lietnu
Berkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was impressed with this museum. It is modern, well laid out, and not too big. It is a museum about Nubia, so very much about Upper Egypt. There is an exhibition about Abu Simbel, so if you are visiting there it is worth paying this attention. It is a shame that the grounds have not been looked after. Toilets... More 

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Thank CocoaBerkshire
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few places you can take photos free.well design by excellent architect.Nubian,copt and islamic priceless collections.in your way out you will pass by very nice Nubian group selling original gifts.

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Thank kamalmoneir2014
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well organized museum with loads of information. Especially information on how the dams resulted in the relocation of the historical mounuments like Abu Simbel. Pictures and videos are allowed inside. But take note of the opening hours. I reached there at about 5:30pm and there was a local group already there but they weren't allowing visitors in yet. If i'm... More 

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Thank Glimbs
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

look for mummified ram and nubian art with good descriptions. Walking around Nubian museum gardens is fun as well. The opening times are mystery though! Just go and check if you are allowed in. I m not sure but I think the museum access is FREE of charge!

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Thank magdzilla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History and old stories of Nubia that was mostly destroyed by the floods are well explained inside this museum, it covers stories of different groups that lived or passed by this place. At the end of the visit you can buy some souvenirs and handmade work by Nubian families.

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