Khalifa House Museum, Omdurman

See artifacts from the Mahdi era at Khalifa House Museum, along with the Mahdi's silver-domed tomb next to it. Abdallahi Ibn Mohammed aka Khalifa lived here, and because of being a prominent figure, they made a museum from his house. Built in the late 19th century, but established in 1924, the museum takes you back to the period from 1881 to 1899, and you can see different artifacts documenting it. In most rooms, you can learn about important battles and local leaders. See photos, weapons, and clothing worn back then. With our world travel planner, Omdurman attractions like Khalifa House Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The museum contains many important artifacts that must be preserved in an optimal way, in addition to developing an explanation that includes the importance of the artifact and its uses and the period of time in which it was used.
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  • Khalifa was the successor of the Mahdi the Sudanese national hero who continued his victorious revolt against the English in Sudan.La his house of tub, mud bricks almost contiguous to the tomb of Mahdi is today an ETHNOGRAFCO museum that houses some interesting Artifacts of the time in addition to the weapons and trophies of the mahdisti during their struggle. There are also two Nordenfeldt/Maxim machine Guns of the Omdurman massacre during which they mowed miles of men and it was an impressive strong feeling to touch them. In addition to various personal items of general Gordon is also exhibited the first motor vehicle arrived in Sudan, a kind of motor wagon while on the terrace there is the cusp of the dome of the first tomb of the Mahdi destroyed by the British. It is worth visiting the history of Sudan although Millennial speaks very little of its past, its black pharaohs, Berenice Pancrisia and the disastrous colonialist period at the base of today's internal quarts that it is a real pity to be in Khartoum and not To visit these places that we westerners may seem poor but which are laden with the history of Africa, a continent where colonialism continues to live, has only changed face.
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  • It really requires about an hour and a half to go through. There aren't a lot of written facts or much coherency to the narrative, in my opinion. However, I did gain a solid background and I think I would have appreciated it 10x fold if I had done extra reading before going. Very neat artifacts and special notes about Khalifa history and the house uses. If you go to Sudan, you must stop by.
  • Nice traditional place
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