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The Sudan National Museum


The Sudan National Museum was established in 1904 in a building which is actually a part of the Univerity of Khartoum; it has been transferred to its present location in Almugran, Nile Avenue, in 1971.
It contains collections dating from prehistoric times to Islamic era. Exhibited object in this Museum are : ceramic containers; leather, iron and wooden objects, glassbeads, personal ornaments and adornment objects, sculptures of every kind together with mural paintings representing the Christian period in the Sudan 
The Garden also offers, an open museum where temples, monuments and sculptures are exhibited. They have been safeguarded from the water of the lake of Al Sad Alaali; they are arranged along a basin representing the Nile to show their original relative location. The temples are those of Semna west, Semna East, Buhen, ... There is also the tomb of prince Djeuti-hotep and the columns of the Cathedral of Faras.
* Entrance fees : 50 Sudanese dinars. The Museum is open every day from 8:30 am. to 8:30 pm. (except Mondays)

The Khalifa's House Museum

The Khalifa House was built in 1887 - 1891, It had been the official palace of the Khalife as well as his residence and the headquarters of the administration of the Mahadia State. The house has been transferred to a museum in 1928. The exhibited objects are historic antiquities dating to the period before, during and after the Mahadia. The building itself is considered as a part of the architecture of the period.
* Entrance fees : 25 Sudanese dinars. The Museum is open every day from 8:30 am. to 6.00 pm. (except Mondays)

Sultan Ali Dinar's Palace Museum - Al Fashir

Sultan Ali Dinar palace was built in 1911, the palace of Ali dinar who had reigned in Darfur from 1899 to 1916. The part occupied by the real museum consists of two storeys, and had served as the headquarters of the British officer then the province administration. It has been transferred to a museum in 1977. The visitor of the museum can see remains dating from palaeolithic times to the Islamic period, together with Folklore material from the state of "Great Darfur".
* Entrance fees : free. The Museum is open every day from 8:30 am. to 6.00 pm. (except Mondays)

The Museum of Sheikan - Al Obeid

The museum of Sheikan is located in the town of Al Obeid it composed of two exhibition galleries. The first one contains antiquities of all periods of Sudan's history, form prehistoric times to Islam. The other contains the remains of the famous battle of Sheikan which witnessed the victory of the Sudanese people, under the leadership of the Imam Mohammed Ahmed Al Mahadi, against the armies of Hicks Basha in 1883. This gallery contains also Folkloric objects from the region of Kordufan. The museum is, then, named in the memory of this battle.
* Entrance fees : free. The Museum is open every day from 8:30 am. to 6.00 pm. (except Mondays)

Sudan National Museum for Ethnography

After the independence of the Sudan in 1956, the building of the club of the British Army has been annexed to those of the administration of the Sudanese antiquities. The building has been reserved to the exhibition of Folkloric objects reflecting the life and the traditions of the Sudanese.
The museum was opened in December 1959. It has been re-organised several times; the last one being in 1997, exhibiting, also, objects to give a complete image of the life of Sudanese tribes; hence the Sudan is divided into 5 cultural zones. The idea and the philosophy of the exhibition is to illustrate the unity of the country and to reflect its cultural diversity.
* Entrance fees :: 25 Sudanese Dinars. Location Jamhoureya and Mak Nimir Avenues.The Museum is open every day from 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (except Mondays).


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History: Land of the oldest human civilization, kush or meroetic kingdom (800BC - 320 )
Location: An Afro-Arab country, situated in heart of Africa, dominated by river Nile
Capital: Khartoum
Area: 1.882 million sq. miles
Population: 36 million, with 2.6 % growth rate
Climate: Ranges between Tropical in South, desert in North
Currency: Sudanese Pound
Official language: Arabic, english as a second langauge
Religions: Islam, Christianity

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