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Aswan Museums include the Nubian museum. In fact, the museum designed by Mahmoud Al Hakim. He created the Nubian museum building in harmony with the surroundings. In fact, the surroundings include huge rocks, small mountains and the shining sun of Aswan. The Museum opened in 1997. The beautiful lines of its architecture are worth to see. The museum nestled into the hillside. It covers 50,000 square meters of landscaped gardens and buildings. The gardens and buildings divided up into different sections. The museum indeed is a gateway in the history of Nubia. It lets visitors understand the complex history of this unique area. In the museum, each exhibit has a description note underneath it. In fact, it written in Arabic and English languages.

The first place which attracts the attention of the visitor is the garden of the museum. It hosts more than eighty historical statues and historical rocks. Some of them belong to the gods of ancient Nubia. There are also some artificial lakes and waterfalls. In fact, they serve as a demo of the river Nile and its flow to the lands of Nubia. A lot of wild plants cultivated in this area. The area space is thirty four thousand meters. This section also has a theater which hosts regular Nubian dances for visitors. In fact, it shows to a unique folklore. Moreover, there is also a cave which contains ancient drawings. The Nubian museum consists of two floors. The ground floor contains the main gates of the museum and the exhibition halls. It also has the visitors reception hall.

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The first floor contains an information center and culture activities center. It also has another exhibition hall. Entering the building of the museum, visitor has to walk in a circle to the left. It is to go to the starting point of the tour. The tour starts with the antiquities which found in Nubia 3500 BC. The most important exhibits in this section includes a bone comb with two giraffes. They carved on the handle. This section also has Vessel which made out of an ostrich egg and decorated with incisions. It also has a Paleolithic hand axes. The next area of the Nubian Museum called “Group A”. It shows the relation between the people in Southern Egypt and the people in Nubia. In fact, this relation built on trading of raw materials, wood and ivory. It is clear that there was a trading center in the Elephantine Island.

The most important displays of this section are the polished quartz cosmetic palette. It used for crushing galena powder and for eye make up. The section also has a vessel which decorated with a rowing boat. It is with many oars, ostriches and undulating lines symbolizing water. “Group C” tells the story of the new civilization which started in Nubia. It was after the decline of the period of pyramids building. Exhibits of this section include Female who figures typical of the C group style. It dates back to 1900 – 1550 BC. The Egyptian control over Nubia declined starting from the end of the 21 dynasty. It was around the year 1050 BC. In the year 900 BC, a new power controlled a huge part of Nubia. It remained there for more than 1000 years.

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