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Animalia, Aswan

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  • Great museum to learn about Nubian culture. Located on Elephantine island, it is a must see when visiting Aswan. It is run by a lovely local family, and they will explain you everything about Nubian.....  more
    Great museum to learn about Nubian culture. Located on Elephantine island, it is a must see when visiting Aswan. It is run by a lovely local family, and they will explain you everything about Nubian.....  more »
  • Definitely check this place out. Really nice place. A nice tour by a young Nubian woman who was knowledgeable. Good handicrafts for sale. 
    Definitely check this place out. Really nice place. A nice tour by a young Nubian woman who was knowledgeable. Good handicrafts for sale.  more »
  • A young lady tour guide gave us very detailed description of Nubien village people lives, brief summary of important history events. 
    A young lady tour guide gave us very detailed description of Nubien village people lives, brief summary of important history events.  more »
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  • Small museum with a little souvenir shop. Very nice place to visit. I got there many new information about the Nubian culture, about the women's role, about the combination of different religions and customs...
  • Very neat, comprehensive and detailed museum all about Nubian culture in southern Egypt. It was amazing to learn about the differences in culture and how the dam has changed life drastically for Nubians. Be sure to buy some woven baskets made by local Nubian women from the gift shop - they make great souvenirs!
  • A very small local museum made by locals, impressive how small and informative it is i was lost on the island and found myself there, glad that i did. you will get real knowledge about the nubian life and culture.
  • Wandering the narrow dirt alleyways, through the central farmland of this Nubian village, you'll come across Animalia. This small but informative Museum, with both French and English speaking tours, depicts the daily life and culture of the Nubian people, along with examples of their incredible usage of the native palm trees that have provided shelter, baskets and furniture for their people since ancient times. Their gift shop is quaint with traditional handicrafts for purchase. I highly enjoyed this visit and a glimpse into the Nubian lifestyle.
  • Wonderful introduction to Nubian culture in this small but fascinating family museum on Elephantine Island. The young woman who guided us clearly enjoys the job, was very informative, and open to our many questions. Highly recommend, even if you're not staying on the island (though we're happy that we did).

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