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 Nubian Planet
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
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.
Where is the Nubian village?
The “Nubian Village” is located inside the city of Gharb Soheil, in the Egyptian capital of Aswan. Aswan is located around 860 kilometres (350 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt’s capital city, and is well-known for hosting some of the country’s most ancient ruins. You may go to the Nubian Village by automobile or by boat from the city of Aswan. If you have a vehicle, you’ll either drive yourself or hire a cab or driver to take you there. It is strongly recommended that you go by ship. It’s just stunning.
What is Nubian style?
The interior design of a typical Nubian house is renowned to be tiny and peaceful, much like Nubian villages themselves. There are a variety of brightly colored homes created in the style of Nubian architecture using mud bricks, which are made of clay, hay, and sand mixed with water. It is less susceptible to home illnesses, less costly, and the clay texture of the bricks is less influenced by heat since these components are all-natural.
The dome-shaped ceilings that adorn the homes here are intended to disperse the sun’s heat throughout the building. The Nubian people also like decorating their homes with simple but beautiful colors and, more often than not, drawings of objects associated with their cultures, such as boats, camels, and palm trees.
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.