20 November 2018 02:46 AM

Aswan Museum

Monday، 04 September 2017 - 01:50 PM


In 1912, an old rest house on the southern tip of Elephantine Island was converted into a museum. Expanded in the 1990s, the museum boasts a collection that focuses on the history of Aswan and Nubia. The displays include mummies, weapons, pottery, utensils, and statues. Outdoors, a garden leads to the ruins of Abu, the pharaonic settlement on the island. Labels are in Arabic and English.











LOCATION:
Next to the Nilometer, Elephantine Island, Aswan
 
DIRECTIONS:
Visitors can take the free Aswan-Oberoi ferry from the center of town to the island.
 
FACILITIES:
Bookstore
The museum is not wheelchair accessible.
Guides are not provided, but a guidebook in English, German, and Arabic that includes explanations of the monuments in the ruins of Abu is available for purchase at the museum.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT ALLOWED.

                                                                              Supreme Council of Antiquities


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