The Nubian Museum (The International Museum of Nubia) was built by architect Mahmoud El-Hakim and was inaugurated on November 23rd 1997. It is an archaeological museum, located in Aswan, that covers an area of 50,000 square metres. The museum holds antiquities which represent many different periods throughout Egyptian history; Geological, Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic.
The museum has three floors used for displaying and housing exhibitions, a library and information centre. There is also separate part of the museum which has monumental pieces, representing the different stages of development of Nubian culture and civilisation.
The museum has an open exhibition, where 90 rare monumental pieces are on display. The internal halls contain 50 invaluable pieces from pre historic times. There are also 360 pieces which reflect the history of Aswan.