The Nubian Museum, officially known as the International Museum of Nubia,
is an archaeological museum situated in Aswan, Upper Egypt. It was constructed as a result of the International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia, with architect Mahmoud El-Hakim designing it at an estimated cost of LE 75 million (around US$22 million at that time). The museum showcases the history and culture of Nubia, a region that stretches from Aswan in Egypt to Khartoum in Sudan. It traces the history of Nubia from its earliest settlements to the present day.
The Nubian Museum is considered one of the most important museums in Egypt and is the only unique open museum of its kind. It offers insights into the ancient Nubian civilization through its exhibits on art, artifacts, and historical displays. The museum's establishment was initiated in response to the international salvage campaign for Nubian monuments, led by UNESCO at the request of the Egyptian government in 1960. The project began in the early 1980s and involved collaboration between the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egyptian universities, and UNESCO.
If you plan to visit the Nubian Museum, it is recommended to check the opening hours and consider guided tours to maximize your experience. The museum provides a fascinating exploration of Nubian history and serves as a reminder of the heritage that was submerged beneath Lake Nasser due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam[.