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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.
El Fanadeq St. Downtown, Aswan 81111, Egypt
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All reviews interesting exhibits old cataract modern times basma hotel couple of hours worth a visit ramses ii on display egyptian history ancient egypt lake nasser high dam nubian life visiting aswan aswan dam unfinished obelisk nile cruise
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is worth visiting if you are interested in Nubian History. It is also important to know such information as you go thru upper egypt.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eureca2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found it this museum to be quite an interesting place to visit. Lighting was okay and lots of very interesting information about the exhibits.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 73ElizD
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice Nubian museum in Aswan, a short drive from where the Nile river cruise boats dock. It has a lot of Nubian artifacts and explains the Nubian history. A short walk away is a big cathedral, so you can visit both...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LeslieG_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extra ordinary museum with excellent setup. I have seen some artefacts with over 8000 years of age in great condition. The museum covers Nubian history from pre historic ages to current times when the high dam is errected. Very well organized but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Khaled E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Useful information about the whole history of the Nubians, how they were killed by the Egyptians, how they won against them, how they were expelled from their villages because of the constructions of the damn... It is a beautiful museum, perfect if it is hot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BegoniaPR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We nearly skipped this museum because we'd already been in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the Luxor museum. I'm so glad we didn't. It provides a wonderful linear history of the area, and it's very well done with some spectacular pieces. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CA_Jayhawk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marvelous museum in Aswan, designed in classic Nubian style and filled with antiquities from Upper Egypt and Nubia / present day Sudan. Also is open some evenings so that’s a perfect stop in after a day of outdoors touring. One can’t appreciate Egyptian history unless...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was near the port if you will go by cruise. Life and culture of Nubian people. There was also a Tomb and large image you will see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Darwin A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably due to darkness but a beautiful Arabic style building with some interesting and beautiful objects. Not to miss when in Aswan, walkable from every hotel in Aswan.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sixfeetunder05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was delightful with its layout of displays and exhibits. Most are unaware of the Nubian contribution to the Egyptians. Not only glimpses of daily life from the past, but magnificent statues rescued and preserved for true history fends. Labeling was easy to read...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 28, 2018|
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Response from CFEIII | Reviewed this property |
To take pictures, yes, you need a separate ticket. The museum is small, but has some interesting items. The ruins are pretty neat, including a stairs down to a boat access on the river (not really a dock almost like a... More
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Birmingham, Alabama
On site guides at Aswan sites (3 Replies)
Can anyone tell me if there are on site guides readily available at the following sites and if 50EGP/hr is a good price to offer them? If not, then where can I find freelance guides while I am in Aswan? - Kalabsha temple - Beit Al Wali - Isis Temple at Philae - El Sebuoa - Amada and Derr Temple - Nubian Museum - Unfinished Obelisk Thanks!
January 08, 2017|
Response frompausilypon|
To the best of my knowledge, the temples at Wadi el Seboua, Amada and Derr may only be visited as part of a Lake Nasser cruise - in which case the group will be accompanied by a guide. The Lake Nasser cruise also includes Kalabsha and Beit el Wali but these are also accessible, by boat, from Aswan.
Krakow, Poland
Poke holes through my itinerary please! (3 Replies)
Anything we should change? We have already seen Cairo and Luxor quite extensively a few years back, but wanted to share with our 8 year-old and hope to add some new places. I have 2 weeks of relaxing booked in Marsa Alam. We check out of our hotel in MA on a Sat and must return to MA airport in the morning the following Sat to catch our direct flight out... (departure time not yet determined by travel company, but I'm pretty sure if I catch an early flight out of Cairo, it won't be a...More
October 01, 2014|
Response fromwesterley|
I think the order you have listed works well. Yes you should visit Abu Simbel. These temples should not be missed. The simplest way to visit is by taking a bus tour from Aswan. Your hotel or any travel agent can arrange. Bus leaves 4:00AM to be at the temples for 7:00 ish and gives you about 2 hours at the temples before returning back to Aswan for 1:00PM. You will be back early enough this day you could do a felucca sail around Elepantine island. I would skip Kitchener. It takes...More
Louisville, Kentucky
Very rough itinerary - suggestions? (3 Replies)
My husband and I will be traveling with my parents and younger brother next June to Egypt for roughly 2 weeks. As we haven't booked our flight yet we are able to work with the total amount of days we have there, but really need to keep it close to 14 days. Here is the very rough itinerary we have planned and we would love some suggestions. Anything to ambitious? Did we leave out anything big that we should see/do? The largest problem is figuring out for sure travel times between cities. ...More
August 30, 2009|
Response fromptr80|
Your Itinerary is great really. Komombo and Edfu Temples are beautiful places to visit.I just want to add cruise dinner in Cairo and one day tour to Alexandria. Also i would recommend doing a nile cruise, its will be a great experience for you especially that you are coming to Egypt in Summer and the Nile Cruises are so cheap during summer. Regards,