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Nubian Museum

El Fanadeq St. Downtown, Aswan 81111, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Aswan
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Lancashire, England
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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is a very well designed museum. All the exhibits are well labelled and displayed. Our only annoyance was the lack of authority shown by the museum staff when a wave of 500 (yes, 500) school children descended into the museum. They did absolutely nothing to stop them screaming, yelling, running and leaning on the exhibits. It completely ruined our... More

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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a small museum with more natural history exhibits than art. The outdoors walkway is pleasant, with some great views. But the collection is nothing special. There is an interesting exhibit of photos detailing the displacement of Nubian towns and temples by the dam construction.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A very interesting and well laid out modern museum. Clear pictures explaining the flooding of the Nubian villages. Nubian women's craft collective there on the day we visited.

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Very well laid out and displayed exhibition giving an excellent insight into Nubian history and culture.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Very well organized museum and not taking the enough attention because of all the stuff in Aswan and Luxur. Make sure you find enough time in your program to visit.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The Nubian Museum is really nice. It shows different eras of the country, some illustrations about the temples that needed to be removed into new locations because of the flood, examples of the Nubian life with wax statues to show some daily activities. In the entrance of the museum there is map of the Nile with all temples and monuments... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This's the best museum I've ever been to in Egypt. Pieces are well displayed. Huge spaces filled with many historic periods. A variety of valuable statues.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is a treasure that is seldom visited - well worth the time to check it out! Lots of treasures from that area along with a huge 3D display of the Nile and the Nubian temples that once dotted the river before the flood/Dam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

All exhibitions are very well presented at thematic sections. It helps to take the visitor in a time travel trip through the ages of the place and the related culture as well as customs. Aswan is very safe, nevertheless all these warnings and security alerts! People are SO friendly that you will love them!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A much larger museum than we thought it would be. We easily spent a couple of hours looking at the well laid out presentations on the people and history of the Nubian lands. Exhibits cover all time ranges, including predynastic rock art up to the history of rescue archaeology for the dam, It includes the Islamic period as well as... More

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