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Must choose: Aswan High Dam OR Unfinished Obelisk OR Nubian Museum

Must choose: Aswan High Dam OR Unfinished Obelisk OR Nubian Museum

Feb 7th, 2010, 06:19 AM
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Must choose: Aswan High Dam OR Unfinished Obelisk OR Nubian Museum

We have a trip-planning dilemma. Due to time constraints (which I will not go into, but they are real) we must choose between seeing the Aswan High Dam OR the Unfinished Obelisk OR the Nubian Museum. Appreciate all thoughts!
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Feb 7th, 2010, 06:33 AM
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I have not been to the Nubian Museum, but I did not think the Aswan High Dam or the Unfinished Obelisk were really worth the time. There are so many other great things to see that I wouldn't worry about missing those 2.
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Feb 7th, 2010, 06:55 AM
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I visited the High Dam and agree that it was nothing special. However I heard good things about the museum, sadly I did not see it.
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Feb 7th, 2010, 07:29 AM
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The museum is most interesting.
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Feb 7th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Definitely the museum. I saw all three. The dam and obelisk were on my list of over-rated sights. The museum, while not essential, was a pleasant way to spend an hour and a half. More details in my trip report. I hope you don't have to skip Abu Simbel.

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Feb 7th, 2010, 02:45 PM
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Go for the Nubian museum
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Feb 8th, 2010, 03:37 AM
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I saw the three of them and I'll choose the museum. The high damm has nothing especial except for the sights of Lake Nasser. The obelisk (and the querries in wich it's located) is interesting; but the museum has an excellent and complete exhibit of pharaonic and post-pharaonic art that will give you a complete idea of the Nubian area. It's very well organized in a modern and clean building and it really deserves the visit.
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Feb 8th, 2010, 07:26 AM
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Museum!
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Feb 8th, 2010, 08:45 AM
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Saw all three -- definitely the museum. Best by far.
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Feb 8th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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No Brainer - MUSEUM all the way.

I think you have your answer.
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Feb 9th, 2010, 11:08 AM
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Where is the Nubian Museum in relation to the airport? I have a 4-hour layover in Aswan next week (en route from Abu Simbel to Cairo), and I'm looking for something to do besides hang out at the airport. Is the museum do-able?
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Feb 9th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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The museum is more interesting in my opinion.
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Feb 9th, 2010, 04:19 PM
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It's about 45 minutes from the airport into town as I recall. It would be tight.
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Feb 9th, 2010, 05:38 PM
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another vote fro the museum
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Feb 9th, 2010, 08:12 PM
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Take a pair of binoculars with you to the Museum. From the garden you can see the obelisk (way in the distance, but at least then you can say you "saw it")
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Feb 9th, 2010, 08:29 PM
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Done. Switched out the dam for the museum. Thanks for the definitive opinions -- that's what I like about this site.
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