Egypt is a very important destination for all tourists from all over the world. One of the important cities of Egypt in Aswan. This city has its special shape especially the Nubia.
The name of Nubia is from the ancient Egyptian word “Nbu” which means land of gold. The lifestyle of the Nubians, their traditions, and their clothing are unique.
One of the places that reflects the Nubian life and culture is the Nubian Museum. This Museum is a very important destination in Aswan for those who import from Nubia and ancient Egypt.
The History of the Nubian Museum
During the construction of the High Dam of Aswan in the 1960s, a large number of Aswan’s monuments were submerged by the water of the Nile, and also much of the Nubian land sank.
UNESCO helped Egypt to build a museum to preserve the Pharaonic and Nubian monuments to show them to the visitors. In 1986 the foundation stone of the Nubian Museum was laid and in 1997 it was opened to the public.
The Construction of the Nubian Museum
The Museum was built over 11 years. The cost of the Museum was 60 million Egyptian pounds. It is 50 thousand m2 only 7 thousand is the building of the Museum and the rest is a big garden. At the entrance, there is an obelisk of the Temple of Abu Simbel.
In the garden, there are some statues from various periods of Nubia, a Nubian style house, artificial lakes, and a decorated minaret in the Fatimid style. The Museum houses 3000 monuments from different periods; prehistoric, pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic, and Roman.
In the center of the Museum, there is a statue of Ramses II, 12 meters high, surrounded by other monuments from various periods. There are also 16 statues of the famous kings of Nubia. The Museum contains a library and information center.
Excursion in the Nubian Museum
The Nubian Museum is a very important treasure of Aswan that attracts many tourists who are interested in the beauty of Nubian culture and style. You can visit the attractions of Luxor and Aswan and explore 7 thousand years of Egypt’s great civilization on our Nile cruise. You can also check out our Egypt travel packages and book your dream vacation.