The area of Nubia is located between Aswan to the north and the city of Debba in Sudan to the south.
The word Nubia is said to be derived from the word “Nebo’, referring to the mines of gold which Nubia was famous for in ancient times.
Nubia is mainly divided into two parts: lower Nubia which is located in Egypt and higher Nubia which is located inside Sudanese borders.
The museum of Nubia gained this unique position simply because it harbors unique monuments not in any elsewhere.
Preparing this museum lasted for ten years.
In 1959, the Egyptian government appealed to UNESCO, seeking help to salvage the monumental sites in Nubia because the area between Aswan and the Sudan was inundated by the Nile waters especially after completing the Aswan Dam.
They rescued more than 22 monuments included: the two remarkable temples of Abu Simbel, the astonishing Philae Temples, the Temple of Dabod, the Temple of Kalabsha, the Temple of Dandara, the Temple of Beit Al Wali, and the Temple of Amada, etc….
The operation of saving the Nubian monuments was described as the greatest in the history of saving monuments.
The International Museum of Nubia is located in Aswan on,
The building has three floors for displaying and housing, in addition to a library.
The museum was designed by Mahmoud Al-Hakim.
The largest part of the museum is occupied by the monumental pieces, reflecting phases of the development of the Nubian culture and civilization.
It hosts 3000 monumental pieces of several times, representing various ages; Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic, were registered.
There is also a model for the Nubian-style house, typically copied to mirror the nature of life in Nubia.