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CAIRO – 8 April 2017: Aswan’s Nile Museum takes its visitors on an historical trip to get to know the story of the Nile and the history of the national projects on its banks all the way back to the era of Muhammed Ali Pasha in the 19th century.
The Museum includes
that record the journey of the Nile from its source down to the estuary in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Ministry of Culture donated 61 paintings to the museum that portray the Nile from the perspective of the most prominent Egyptian artists.
As you enter the building, you will see high-rise flags of all of the Nile Basin countries, a gesture to signify that this entity belongs to all of these states and not just Egypt, Hisham Farghali, Director General of the Museum
Every spot in the museum showcases a piece of the history of the Nile River, represented through sketches, graphics or documentaries.
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail at the inauguration of the Nile Museum - YOUM7/Soliman Oteifi
The museum also includes several interactive halls which show the journey of a water drop through the stream of the Nile, using two cartoon characters: Hippo and Crocodile. The productions also tackles the dangers that result from the pollution of the Nile and the means to protect it.
The Nile Museum has received over 250,000 visitors since its inauguration by the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation in January 2016.
The museum consists of three floors built on 146,000 square meters, and the ticket costs EGP7 for anyone above 7 years old.