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Review of Sudan National Museum

Sudan National Museum
Sharia Al Nil, Khartoum, Sudan
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Khartoum
Type: History Museums, Museums
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london
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30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

If you are in Khartoum and remotely interested in ancient history and archaeology, you must come here. There is a new catalogue available. If you don't see a copy, ask for it.

Visited November 2013
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“Master piece of ancient equipments”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I had very good experience on this museum, I can see the collection of all the ancient valuable things in the museum...I can easily see the development of the lifestyle of people from the ancient period to this modern era, via those master things that was used by the people of Sudan...
Very useful for research... Highly recomended for researcher and anthrpologist...

Visited December 2012
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“They really did clean the glass pavillons sometime...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

... since my last visit in 1981. But no more than once...

The place is in a very sorry state, it was in reasonable shape when I was in Khartoum 30 years ago (though the glass pavillons covering the relocated temples in the garden were completely dusted up), apparently it was unabated slow but steady decay ever since.

Lighting does not work in the main hall, so if you actually want to see the exhibits in the cases, a good torch is essential!

On the bright side, the tourist crowds are completely absent.

Visited March 2013
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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“Impressive, Accessible, Informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Tucked away along Nile Street in Khartoum is an impressive historical collection. Outside of the main building are several reconstructed temple buildings, sheltered but not guarded - which is to say you have free reign to get as close as you like to 4,000 year old hieroglyphs. More impressive than that, however, if the information going with each museum - I've been in other museums where it was impossible to discern what was on display, but here the information is clearly and fully presented. Moreover, you get a full taste of Sudan's history - pre-Egyptian, Egyptian, Sudanese Kingdom, Second Egyptian, Christian, and Muslim. I was thoroughly impressed with the full account of the thousand years of Christian Imperial history - world class paintings, well-preserved, and not politicized by the government. I walked away with a deeper appreciation and respect for Sudan's history, all for 2 Sudanese Pounds and a couple of hours.

And yes, while the Egyptian connections are evident, if you look closely and read some of the information, the nuances are clear and interesting.

Visited July 2013
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“Not different from Egypt's old history !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Gold , iron ,stones and burned mud were the main materials used by the first people of the Sudan thousands years ago . If you are interested to see hundreds of items made of the said materials just plan to visit Sudan National Museum , at Nile street , Khartoum , Sudan .
Old jewellery made out of pure gold ! , kitchen and food items made of stone , burned mud and iron ! Arms and war equipments made of stone and iron ! During my visit I discovered that ; one of the old sudaanese kingdoms ( Merawi ) was the first in the world which found and discovered the iron material !!?? Also at this museum you will see big stone statues for some of the old sudanese history kings and queens !! Also there you are going to see other creature stone made figures ! You will be surprized to know that , the first people of the Sudan they had their different temples and writings on the stone walls !!

Visited December 2012
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