Yes, this is real. There is officially a Nubian Museum in Egypt.
Aswan’s rather fantastic Nubian Museum is one of Egypt’s best and a must for anyone interested in the history and culture of both ancient and modern Nubia. It documents the riches of a culture that was all but washed away with the building of the Aswan Dam and creation of Lake Nasser. There is an excellent collection of artifacts from the Kingdom of Kush (ancient Nubia) and plenty of wonderful black-and-white photos of UNESCO’s incredible project to save Philae Temple and Abu Simbel from the rising waters of the dam (along with extensive photographs of the huge range of other monuments that are now lost forever under the lake’s waters).
The artefacts in the museum collection include a statue of Ramses II, a statue of Amenras, the head of the Shpatka, and the black granite head of Tahraqa. As well as thoroughly explaining the history of Nubia and its people, the ethnographical section displays gorgeous Nubian handicrafts and folk art.
Don’t miss the slumping mud-brick mausoleums of Aswan’s Fatimid cemetery, just behind the Nubian Museum. The cemetery caretakers are happy to take visitors on a tour and can point out the most interesting mausoleums for you. Don’t forget to leave them a small tip.
Address: Abtal al-Tahrir Street
Assuan, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
Phone:+20 97 2319111
Temple of Kalabsha Kalabsha is another Nubian temple which was part of the rescue operation for monuments threatened by the rising waters of Lake Nasser. The temple was transported to the present site courtesy of the German Federal Republic in a salvage operation sponsored by UNESCO in the 1960s. Its original position was 56km south of Aswan until it was dismantled and moved to the island now called New Kalabsha, just south of the Aswan High Dam. It can be seen from the Dam through a good pair of binoculars. was constructed during the reign of Rameses II and dedicated to Amun and the local gods of Nubia Aswan.- egyptian pharaoh
Most of the Nubian/Egyptian artifacts were disintegrated through time, invasions obviously occurred (like the Romans & Persians), Nubian art is located in other museums around the world or was lost, stolen & flooded during the building of the Aswan Dam.
I don’t understand why the archaeologist & Egyptologist insist that these are two separate cultures. There are more pyramids in Sudan than any where else in the world, over 200+ pyramids. There are numerous obelisks & tombs in Ethiopia. If you look on a map Ethiopia is right below & next to Sudan! The Nile river which runs NORTH, actually starts & runs between the area of Congo & Tanzania. The oldest foot steps in the world were found in Tanzania. The oldest fishing hook was found in Congo estimated to be 80,000-90,000 years old. There were no interactions (war, trade & marriage) for hundreds and thousands of years?
Other theories according to the the archaeologist & Egyptologist. The Egyptians with their great civilizations didn’t or never ventured out to the West or South of Africa? All of these ancient civilizations were isolated? The Egyptians also had ships. They sailed the Mediterranean and the red sea only?