Life on the Nile

The Nile from Az-Zawrat.

One of the world’s most important rivers and home to one of the world’s earliest civilizations, the Nile flows northward through Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea. Life on the Nile provides a vivid introduction to the people and daily life of a Nubian village, Az-Zawrat, which lies on the banks of the Nile.


Created by a native of Sudan, Life on the Nile uses color photographs, concise texts, and samples of ceremonial clothing, basketry, and natural medicines. The exhibition transports viewers to a fascinating world dramatically different from their own. Life on the Nile was developed to be informative and interesting to a diverse audience. Panel topics include:

  • Work
  • School
  • Farming
  • Irrigation
  • Going to market
  • Building a house
  • Transportation
  • Natural medicines
  • Preparing food
  • Social and ceremonial life
  • Basketry
  • Home
  • Mosque

Life on the Nile is an exhibition by Awad Abdelgadir and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format

Content20 wood-framed panels (8 double-sided units and 4 single-sided units - 32" x 42")
Wooden poles (72” high)
3-dimensional artifacts organized behind plexiglas.
Space Requirements200 square feet of floor space (10’ x 20’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 2 wooden crates and 1 plastic case:
  • 43” x 22” x 45” - 150 lbs.
  • 38” x 21” x 45” - 150 lbs.
  • 79” x 7” x 7” - 50 lbs.
Rental Fee*$650*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Publicity Materials

Press release

Life on the Nile press release.

Publicity image

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2020-2021 Bookings

All dates available. Contact us to reserve this exhibition for the upcoming year.

On Display

Az-Zawrat, by Linda Boxberger.