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Interesting artefacts from the time of the Mahdi.

This house belonged to the Khalifah who was the successor of the Mahdi. It is now a museum of the... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Traveller1XX
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
interesting, humble museum

It's worth reading up a little about the Madhi, the Khalifa, Gordon, etc, before visiting here, as... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
AndySmal
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johannesburg
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This house belonged to the Khalifah who was the successor of the Mahdi. It is now a museum of the time. It contains a range of weapons & artefacts such as General Gordon's chair. It also has a letter from the Mahdi asking Gordon to...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Abdallahi also called Al Khalifa succeeded Mahdi as leader of the Sudanese upsrising in 1891 after a bitter struggle with rivals. His record does not only include fighting British colonial power, but also all non-Muslim others primarily Ethiopia which he invaded with a 60,000 men...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

It's worth reading up a little about the Madhi, the Khalifa, Gordon, etc, before visiting here, as there isn't much in the way of explanation on many of the rooms and artifacts here, some of which are startling when you realise what you're looking at....More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Khalifa was Al Mahdi's successor and continued the fight against the British in Sudan. This museum gives you a look into those times. There are some interesting artifacts (such as captured Maxim guns) and the building itself is fascinating. This museum should be better...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The museum is on the house of Al Khalifa Al Mahdi; who led the revolution against the Turkish - Egyptian rule of Sudan 1885 It is very interesting, you can see how Al Mahdi was luxuriously living at that time.. the museum also contains a...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2015

One of the crowning moments of Sudanese history is kept alive here. Material from the Mahdi, his successor and the death of Gordon can be found here. Right across from the Mahdi's tomb.

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Reviewed 3 December 2015

This is the place where the Mahdi's successor lived and also houses a collection of weapons, including the British machine guns that put an end to the Mahdist revolution, delivering two heavy defeats to the Khalifa. However, if you have not leafed thru the pages...More

Thank Marco S
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