The Nubian museum is located in Aswan Upper Egypt
The designer of the museum is architect Mahmoud Al-Hakim, and it was implemented at an approximate cost of 75 million pounds (equivalent to 22 million dollars at that time).
The Nubian Museum was created specifically to display Nubian culture and civilization.
The Nubian Museum was opened on November 23, 1997, and received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2001.
Building the Nubian Museum:
The Nubian Museum was built on an area of 50000 square meters, 7000 square meters were allocated to the museum building, while the rest of the space is for gardens and other public spaces.
The Nubian Museum building has three floors for display, as well as a library and information center.
The largest part of the museum contains artifacts, which reflects the stages of the development of Nubian culture and civilization.
Contents of the Nubian Museum:
The Nubian Museum contains three thousand artifacts from Egyptian antiquities, displaying various ages, including Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic geology.
The open gallery also includes 90 rare artifacts, while the interior halls contain 50 artifacts that cannot be appreciated for a price that dates back to prehistory, and 503 artifacts from them belong to the Pharaonic era, 52 to the Coptic era, 103 to the Islamic era, and 140 to the Nubian period, in addition to 360 pieces that reflect the history of Aswan.
Landscape of the Nubian Museum:
The Nubian Museum was built on a steep slope, enabling it to embody a widespread design of the Nile River, starting from its origins in Ethiopia and Sudan and reaching Egypt.
The building of the Nubian Museum is surrounded by a natural vegetable garden that contains a very large variety of Egyptian plants.