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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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Organized and good flow.

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... read more

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank JandH2007
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The museum is quite modern , not only the building but the lay out of the exhibits which tells the story of the native Nubians from the earliest prehistory times to the later Islamic period (basically early 20th centenary). I spent several hours going round the exhibits before being dragged away by my wife (who wished to do 'other' things).... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I love the external appearance and design of The Museum, it contains a great collection , also contain some mummies.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I can only concur with the positive reviews - it is a different flavor of Egypt that simply visiting the museums in Cairo and Luxor. And yes, the alligators next door are stunning. It isn't a large museum and your visit should be timed to avoid tour groups.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

It is a good place to know about the Nubian culture . The museum is a good place for who is loving history ..well arranged museum

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