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Aswan



Aswan
Introduction

1. Elephantine

2. Temple of Khnum

3. Runis of Yebu

4. Nilometers

5. Temples of Satet

6. Aswan Museum

7. Nubian villages

8. Tombs of the Nobles

9. Felucca trip

10. Kitchener's Island

11. Aga Khan Mausoleuem

12. Monastery of St. Simeon

13. Unfinished obelisk

14. Fatimid cemetery

15. Nubia Museum

16. Aswan High Dam

17. City scenes

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Nubia Museum

Nubia Museum, Aswan, Egypt


Nubia Museum, Aswan, Egypt

A 25th Dynasty Cushite priest of Amon.

Nubia Museum, Aswan, Egypt

Nubia Museum, Aswan, Egypt

The Nubian Museum in Aswan ranks as one of Egypt's best presented museums. Inside a the musuem building which itself is a delight, exhibits are presented clearly with clearly written explanations. The museum presents Nubian history through more than 6500 years. Although never as impressive as Egyptian history, Nubian civilization emerged parallel to Egyptian, and several times through history, Nubian and Egyptian history merged.
The cultural amalgamation is clearly visible, in the respect that very typical Egyptian designs are mixed with the representation of Negroids. Much of Egyptian history would survive in a Nubian context after its final end in Egypt; pyramids were used for tombs deep down in Nubia until the 4th century CE (see Nubian pyramids).
There is a wide range of statues throughout history, several well-made miniatures, showing several of the temples built on Nubian soil. There is also a splendid exhibition showing everyday life in Nubia a few decades ago (bottom photo).
Admission fee is EŁ20, additional fees for photo and video permits, opening hours 9.00-13.00 and 17.00-21.00.
Nubia Museum, Aswan, Egypt

Miniature of the temple of Dendur.

Nubia Museum, Aswan, Egypt

Reconstruction of a nicely decorated Nubian house.




By Tore Kjeilen