Nubian Museum

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It is a treat, a showcase of the history, art and culture of Nubia. Established in 1997 in cooperation with Unesco, the museum is a reminder of what was lost beneath Lake Nasser. Exhibits are beautifully displayed in huge halls, where clearly written explanations take you from 4500 BC through to the present day.The exhibits start with prehistoric artifacts and objects from the Kingdom of Kush and Meroe, Coptic and Islamic art .Among the museum highlights are 6000-year-old painted pottery bowls and an impressive quartzite statue of a 25th-dynasty priest of Amun in Thebes A model of a Nubian house, complete with old furniture and mannequins wearing traditional silver jewelry, attempts to portray the folk culture of modern Nubia.