Friday, 31 August 2012

National Museum 31st August

Egyptian lions
Nativity Scene
Today we decided to visit the National Museum which is highly recommended in my guidebook.  It is a half hour walk from the flat, walking along the Nile past some very grand government buildings and hotels.  According to my guidebook there is a charge for entry, but we were told that there was no charge.  The museum is entirely devoted to the archaeology of Sudan.  It gives a very clear chronological overview from the very earliest pre-historic finds up to the beginning of Islam in the 7th Century encompassing large sections on Egyptian Nubia and early Christian frescos rescued before the construction of the Nasser Dam.  The museum is worth more than one visit to appreciate it fully.

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