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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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$29.00*
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Private Tour: The Nubia Museum
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Day Tour to Kalabsha Temple and Nubian Museum from Aswan
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Kalabsha Temple and Nubian Museum Day Tour from Aswan

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Very good, air conditioned and good displays

This is a good museum. It is modern and has good displays. I don't like that it is DARK. They need more lighting, that is the only reason I did not give it the best rating. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Steven W
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good museum. It is modern and has good displays. I don't like that it is DARK. They need more lighting, that is the only reason I did not give it the best rating. I don't know if they are saving on electricity or just don't have enough lighting. But the displays are good, they cover a lot... More 

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Krasnodar, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has different photos from different exhibitions and it also shoes you the nubian history, and how egypt changed with that.

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Thank Nadirx20
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

a very good historical place for those who love history it shows you the nubian culture from the pharao's days until now

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Our guided tour of Aswan stopped here for a visit and we found it very informative. The museum is relatively new and the displays are well organized. Worth a visit.

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Culpeper, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Ok, call me a tourist, but I like to be able to read items in a museum. This place provides that to anyone who can read English or Arabic. Both are present throughout the place, which made it far more enjoyable and educational. So many places in Egypt require a guide or a book to understand what you are seeing,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Smallish but very well-done museum with some interesting antiquities and displays. Also very cool to see the scale model showing the original and current locations of the Abu Simbel temples before our visit there. It was literally a 5-minute walk from the Old Cataract hotel and is open in the evenings, making it a nice post-dinner activity.

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Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

The Nubian Museum reminded me of the Luxor Museum. Not too many displays as to be overpowering but the focus was more on quality. Very nice displays, however I felt the lighting to be a bit dark so it was difficult to see, in detail, some of the objects. Overall it was a very nice showcase of the Nubian culture.

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Giza Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

walking distance for old cataract hotel. well prepared with pieces of pharaohs statues and monuments. I liked the best the statue of Isis feeding her son Horus. Although small but every part of it is full of motherhood that is well known about Egyptian mothers

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The Nubians, of ancient heritage, still exist in their communities around the Aswan area. They do not allow intermarriage with other ethnicities as it would diminish their numbers. They are gentle, friendly and happy people. The museum does an excellent job of showing their long history right up to the present. Many fascinating objects, diaramas, exhibits and stories.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This was actually the best museum I visited in Egypt (yes, better than the Egyptian museum). It doesn't have huge numbers of artifacts, though it has many, but it had excellent and detailed explanations and hence is quite educational.

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