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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This museum is, like most of the rescued temples of Nubia, from Abu Simbel to Philae, the result of administration and funding by UNESCO and dates from 1997. Without UNESCO everything would be, as much of the Nubian culture they were unable to save actually is, crumbling at the bottom of Lake Nasser, a matter of indifference to the Egyptian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum. Even though it covers so much of the Nubian history, it also has some absolutely amazing pieces of ancient Egyptian artefacts. Maybe not as grand as the Cairo museum, but this one has hardly any people visiting it. If you are in Aswan this museum is really worth a visit. This museum is literally a... More 

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