Animalia is a "centre of information about life in Nubia and Elephantin (Nature and Culture)"
Animalia consists of three parts:
The Nubian House, Museum and the roof.
Daily life objects (water jars, oven, hand mill, grain stores and kitchen plate of pottery)
Wall paintings and its meanings
Date palm tree products (fiber, trunk, leaves, fromds and seeds)
Ceartures of the area (Birds, animals, reptiles, insects and fish "mumified")
Desert in Nubia: the rocks and stones in Nubian desert (sedimentary and volcanic)
Crocodiles (alive and "mumified")
Importance of women in Nubia (see photos)
Modern history of Nubia: Inundation by Lake Nasser and resettlement in Kom Ombo (photo)
On the roof:
Cafeteria and panoramic view is picturesque.
If you like you can order Nubian lunch in advance
(50 EGP each person).
Usually Aswan Individual keeps our guests far from souvenir shops. So we note, that this museum has a small shop where handmade goods from Elephantine women are sold to help finance the museum also.
You will not be pushed to buy something, so don't worry to have a look :o)
Possibility to have refreshments tea (hot / cold) or coffee on the terrace of the roof.
If you feel attracted to have lunch on the roof (see last picture in column left side)
please order 2 days in advance, so goods can be bought and prepared in time for you.
(Each person 50 EGP)
Guided tour (from the owner family):
20 EGP each
10 EGP each)
Or visit on your own (without explanation):
10 EGP each
Some photos of the collection - used from Mohamed Sobhi or his daughter to explain about Nubian life and history
Copies from Lonely Planet
shown in front of Animalia