Nubia houses in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa Ali Nubia houses in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa Ali

In pics: et reviews; Beauty of Nubian culture

Thu, Apr. 5, 2018
CAIRO – 5 April 2018: From the first step into the Nubian Village, one feels comfortable and cheerful; the houses are decorated with beautiful, simple colors that are comfortable for the eyes.

The Nubian civilization is undoubtedly an ancient civilization. The Nubians are ancient people who lived with the Pharaohs of Egypt on the banks of the Nile for thousands of years, setting up the civilization that we are still learning from.

Nubian houses

Nubian houses are built of mud bricks as the material is not affected by heat. There must be domes over each house, which distributes the sun's heat inside the house to ensure that heat waves are not vertical, according to Nubian resident Mohamed Farid.

Farid added that the Nubian House is simple in design and inexpensive, spacious and comfortable and has a special delight, and is better than modern housing and buildings. It is also free of diseases because these mud brick are a mixture of clay, sand, water and rice husks or hay, all of which natural materials.

The people of Nubia are keen to draw the Nile, boats and palms over their houses; this goes back to the old Nubian village where houses were built on the banks of the Nile and in front of each house a group of palm; this was all before the construction of the Aswan High Dam.

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Nubia houses in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa Ali

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Nubia houses in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa Ali

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Nubia houses in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa Ali

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Nubia houses in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa Ali

To reach the village, one must ride a boat (falouka) – an important means of transportation in Aswan – and one must ride it at least two or three times during the journey. However, riding falouka is different from being on a big ship; it gives one an intense enjoyment of the Nile and its charm.

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Nubia houses in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa Ali

Henna Tattos

The village comprises many famous places, like the villa of famous Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir, known as “the King”, and the famous Cataract Hotel.

In the Nubian Village, there are many things to enjoy such as the view of the Nile and bright houses, camel rides, shops and henna tattoos; villagers always invite visitors for tea, food and even weddings.

Madeha, 49, has been drawing henna tattoos for tourists and visitors for 25 years; she told Egypt today that the most tourists who like henna tattoos are from Spaniards and Italians.

She prepares the natural herbs of the henna with some oils, kneads them and then filters the mixture with a piece of soft cloth to become easy to use.

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Henna tattoos in Nubia/Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa Ali

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Nubia Shops in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa Ali

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Nubia Shops in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa Ali

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Statues embodying Nubian life in the Nubian Museum in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa ali

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Statues embodying Nubian life in the Nubian Museum in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa ali

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Statues embodying Nubian life in the Nubian Museum in Aswan - Egypt today/ Walaa ali

Sunset Moment

One of the most beautiful experiences is having lunch at a Nubian restaurant, where one can enjoy a wide variety of Arabic and Egyptian dishes that are specially delicious and rich in the taste of Nubian spices.

At the end of the day, a beautiful sunset is waiting, which reflects grandeur, magic and beauty; it is a landscape that inspires many people, especially writers and poets.

Finally, the Nubian Village is more than just a beautiful place; it is a vivid depiction of our country’s culture, civilization and beauty.

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Sunset moment in Aswan - Egypt today/Mahmoud Shlieb

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Sunset moment in Aswan - Egypt today/Mahmoud Shlieb
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