In your trip in Nubba, you have to visit the Tha Nubbian Museum as it has many statues and tombs which you will enjoy seeing them.
The Nubian Museum harbors the history of the "Land of Gold" as the word Nubian in the Hieroglyphic, language of ancient Egypt in which pictorial symbols is used to represent meaning and sounds, means the "Land of Gold"...Hence, this land, over times, was abounding in monumental treasures.
The Nubian Museum, in Aswan, as a matter of fact, is deemed to be one of the most important Egyptian museums. A number of factors have combined together, yielding the magnificence of such museum, as it is the only unique open museum of its kind.
Nubian Museum, which hosts 3000 monumental pieces of several times, ranks tenth in the list of the museums inaugurated in Egypt over the past three years.
As for foreign visitors, the museum will show the history of such unique area, as a source of knowledge for researchers from around the globe.
The International Museum of Nubian is located in Aswan on an area of 50,000 square meters, 7000 of which are excluded to building, while the rest designed to be the yard of the museum.
The building has three floors for displaying and housing, in addition to a library and information center. The largest part of the museum is occupied by the monumental pieces, reflecting phases of the development of the Nubian culture and civilization.
Three thousand pieces of antiq., representing various ages; Geological, Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic, were registered. The open-door exhibition includes 90 rare monumental pieces, while the internal halls contain 50 invaluable pieces dating back to the pre-history times, 503 pieces belong to Pharaonic time, 52 of Coptic era, 103 of Islamic age, 140 of Nubian time, in addition to 360 pieces having the tang of Aswan.
The museum of Nubian gained this unique position simply because it harbors unique monuments not in any elsewhere.
It houses the statute of Ramses II, which was laid at the very forefront of the Museum, statute of Amenras the spiritual wife of Amen, she is of Nubian origin. It, also, has the head of the Shpatka, of the Nubian origin, made of rosy granite, head of black granite of Tahraqa, the Nubian King, whose reign during the 7th century BC was said to be full of prosperity. There is a temple of his name with gold-plated pillars.
There are, also, four mummies for nobles, which were found in Kashmatkh town in Nubian.
The museum, as well, houses several models and styles of the Nubian heritage, the panorama of the Nile, depicting live image of the River Nile streaming through its banks.
There is also a model for the Nubian-style house, typically copied to mirror the nature of life in Nubian.
All pieces exhibited in the museum reflect the character of the Nubian over history and display how it merged with the Islamic civilization on one hand and the mother civilization of Egypt on the other.
So, the museum of Nubian plays vital role not only at the level of promoting Nubian to the entire world but also at the level of maintaining monuments and supporting researchers, interested in Nubian, from around the globe.
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