CAIRO – 7 July 2019: July 7 marks Nubia Day. Nubians are ancient people who lived with the Pharaohs of Egypt on the banks of the Nile for thousands of years, setting up the civilization that we are still learning from.
Nubia is full of dazzling monuments such as the oldest pyramid in Egypt named Hebno Pyramid.
Amid fabulous nature and surrounded by the Nile and mountains, Nubia offers a special kind of enjoyment to all its visitors.
Nubians live in unique houses by the Nile, wear unique clothes and speak a language no one else speaks worldwide.
The Nubian community is very impressive, where you can trust others with your entire livelihood.
When you are in Nubia you will be surrounded by a lot of colors, music, simplicity and joy all the time.
The Nubian people's traditions cannot be separated from Egypt’s. Nubians are peaceful people who don’t like the capital’s noise, rapid rhythm or technology.
This is their little secret that attracts tourists from all over the world to their land, the cradle of civilizations.
Nubia’s homes are primitive, not very high, a maximum of two floors and built of mud brick.
From the first step into the Nubian Village, one feels comfortable and cheerful; the houses are decorated with beautiful, simple colors that are comfortable for the eyes.
Nubians enjoy a simple life and depend mainly on agriculture and tourism.
Nubian houses are built of mud bricks as the material is not affected by heat. There must be domes over each house to distribute the sun's heat and ensure heat waves are not vertical.
The Nubian house is simple in design, inexpensive, spacious, comfortable, has a special delight, and is better than modern housing and buildings.
It is also free of diseases because these mud bricks are a mixture of clay, sand, water and rice husks or hay, all of which are natural materials.
The people of Nubia are keen to draw the Nile, boats and palms trees on their houses, a reminiscence of the old Nubian village, before the construction of the Aswan High Dam, where houses were built on the banks of the Nile and in front of each house there was a group of palm trees.
The village comprises many famous places, like the villa of famous Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir, known as “the King”, and the famous Cataract Hotel.
In the Nubian Village, there are many things to enjoy such as the view of the Nile and bright houses, camel rides, shops and henna tattoos. Villagers always invite visitors for tea, food and even weddings.
It is worth mentioning that Spaniards and Italians like henna tattoos the most. The natural herbs of henna are mixed with oils, and then filtered with a piece of soft cloth to become easy to use.
One of the most beautiful experiences is having lunch at a Nubian restaurant, where one can enjoy a wide variety of Arabic and Egyptian dishes that are delicious and rich in the taste of Nubian spices.
At the end of the day, a beautiful sunset is waiting to reflect grandeur, magic and beauty; it is a landscape that inspires many people, especially writers and poets.
Finally, the Nubian Village is more than just a beautiful place; it is a vivid depiction of our country’s culture, civilization and beauty.