The Nubian Museum

The Nubian Museum in Aswan, which opened in 1997, is a tardy but well-done homage to the culture of Nubia and the Nubian people on the history of Egypt. For millennia, this prehistoric culture, which is just as old as Ancient Egypt, flourished along the banks of the Nile in what are now known as Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan.

The High Dam‘s construction in Aswan, which completely submerged the ancient heartland of Nubia and forced over 100,000 people to relocate, almost completely destroyed it. The museum is home to an assortment of Nubian artefacts that depict the history of civilization in the southern Nile Valley from prehistory through the pharaonic ages, the arrival of Christianity and Islam, and the building of the dam in the 1960s.


The Nubian Museum in Aswan is very effective at telling the story of the area and giving a glimpse of the culture that still exists here, even though that might not be possible given that it still doesn’t mention the effects of the dam on the Nubian people. Particularly striking are the reconstructions of traditional Nubian homes that feature artwork recovered from areas that are currently under water.

The Fatamid Cemetery in Aswan, which has numerous tiny 9th-century mausoleums, is close to the museum. Some of the tombs in this location are those of local saints, and they have flags decorating them appropriately. Locals frequently visit these tombs in search of blessings. The ancient granite quarry where the Unfinished Obelisk is situated is next to the cemetery A little over 140 feet long.

It would have been the biggest obelisk the ancient Egyptians had ever carved. When a stone flaw was discovered, it was left attached to the bedrock despite being completely finished on three sides. A great day of activities can be had by visiting these two sites, the Nubian Museum, and they are all close together so as to reduce walking.

you can visit the Nubian museum during your tours on board of Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan with Al Sahel Travel

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