Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Nubian Museum

Nubian Museum, which loosely based on traditional Nubian architecture (here is the entrance), showcases a great selections of Nubian antiquities from 4500 BC to present day. Most importantly is the relics are properly arranged, displayed and with clearly written explanation. Opening time is a bit odd, from 9 am - 1 pm and then from 5 pm to 9 pm. But that's good too, as we chose to visit it after evening, when all other sights had closed. Admission is EGP 20 (EGP 10 for ISIC).

Mummy of a ram with a gilded cartonnage mask.

Two statue of a hawk, which also is the symbol of god Horus.

The building of Aswan High Dam caused a lot of monuments to submerge under water, prompted massive UNESCO project to relocate them. Here you can see the relocation process, including those of Abu Simbel. In photo is Abu Simbel at its original location.

You can get a feel of Nubian folk culture here, with a model of Nubian house.


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