A real surprise is this modern
museum devoted to the Nubian people of Egypt.
Not only are there many
ancient exhibits, including the remains of a man many thousands of years
old, but the museum incorporates a mock-up of a typical Nubian house.
An excellent display shows
how a large number of ancient temples were moved, stone by stone, to avoid
being drowned when Lake Nasser was formed by the building of the Aswan
An obekisk, surrounded by baboons greets the visitor