The Nubian Museum

The museum in Aswan exhibits the important civilisation of Ancient Egypt that is lost in the golden glory of Ancient times.

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Name: International Museum of Nubia
Established in: 1997
Location: 24° 4′ 48″ N, 32° 53′ 22″ E
Opening Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm
Place: Aswan
Type: Archaeological Museum
Collection Size 3000 items
Area 50,000 m2

History


The construction of Aswan Dam threatened the ‘Land Of Gold’ treasures and charms. Most of the ancient Nubia was under the depths of Nile by that point. In the process of recovering and moving these sites and monuments, Nubian Museum was built on a rocky and steep cliff to house the ancient artefacts dating back to prehistoric times to pharaonic times plus Roman and Islam invasions and their impacts.


A design by architect Mahmoud El-Hakim was approved for the project and it did wonder making itself a popular tourist site. The museum was officially opened to the public in 1997.


Architecture


The building covers an area of 7000 m2 of the total Museum, while the rest of 43,000 m2 include a garden and many public spaces. The museum can be divided into 3 sections:


Garden :

The garden with more than 80 historical statues and rocks is the biggest attraction of the museum. Not to mention the artificial lakes, theatre, cave etc. adds their charms and draw tourist to it.


Ground floor:

This part contains the main gate of the museum making it centre of attraction. Apart from that, exhibition halls and reception hall of the museum are where the visitors find the highlights of the museum on display.


First floor:

The most important section of all, where tourist finds information centre which helps to navigate the museum and enjoy all it has to offer. Apart from that, the cultural activities centre and exhibition halls also put their impact strongly.


Facts


The artefacts in Nubian Museum show many periods and their influence on Nubian civilisation such as Geological, Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic.


The collection comprises of :



  • Rare monuments in open door exhibit: 90


  • Precious pieces dating pre-historic times in internal halls: 50


  • Objects dating Pharaonic times in internal halls: 503


  • Items dating Coptic era in internal halls: 52


  • Valuables dating to Islamic age: 103


  • Relics of the Nubian era: 140


  • Bit and pieces reflecting the history of Aswan: 360



Totally dedicated to Nubian culture and history, the museum received Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2001 making it the most anticipatory attraction of Egypt.


Few Items of Nubian Museum



  • Bone Comb With Two Giraffes Carved on the Handle


  • Vessel Made of Ostrich Egg and Decorated with Incisions


  • Paleolithic Hand Ax


  • Statue Of Harawa, The Divine Wife of Amun,


  • Statue Of King Taharqa, Younger Brother of Shabatka


  • Crouching Baby Lion Fashioned in Clay


  • Oil Lamp in Shape of Pigeon


  • The Bey Necklace


  • Tombstone From Fatimid Period


  • Coptic prayer book with Coptic inscriptions



For detail viewing, come and witness the glorious history of Nubian Museum with NILE HOLIDAY today..

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