In the world of archaeology, Sudan is a goldmine. The country contains some of history's oldest archaeological sites and has been a prime target for archaeologists since the mid-19th century. Czech archaeologists have been the key players in a renewal of interest in Sudan in the past two decades, and a team of Czechs are currently engaged in the excavation and study of Wad Banaga, an ancient Sudanese city dating back more than 2,000 years. The city is on a tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites and may hold the clue to the decipherment of the ancient Meroitic language, which became extinct around the year 400.
This article was awesome! The author dubs Anceint Sudan as an archaeological goldmine and states that this find may help in decyphering the language of Meroe. This article also gives some good examples of central Sudan was home to a vastly complicated civilization.
ABC Science Online Pyramids for all in ancient Sudan ABC Science Online Three years of digging by a French team at Sedeinga, about 200 kilometres from the Egyptian border, has unearthed 35 pyramids that emphasise the contrast between the two...
This article was a pretty good read, it was a bit dull at some points but overall it brings me joy that mainstream news sources are providing large numbers of people with content that they can explore in depth if they want too. The article talks about how pyramids were quite fashionable and all of africa has pyramids even though they aren't as grandoire as Egypts. In Nubia the thousands of pyramids in circular styles are documented and depicted as the middle class being influenced by Egypt.
Really good article! This article was interesting and very informative. It starts with awesome pictures of modern day africa and then moves into the archeological finds that lead up to today. I like how this article calls nubia the stepsister of Egypt and catalogs the archelogical finds in order by date. The stone workings were truely remarkable and essential in communications between Nubia and Egpyt.
This article is awesome it goes into some new finds in Sudan with fields of tons of pyramids clustered together. In about the size of NBA basketball court there would be 13 pyramids clustered together. These pyramids also had a circle built into them because this was part of their towns building history; but the Egyptian influence is apparent as well.
The book presents the historical evolution of gold mining activities in the Egyptian and Nubian Desert (Sudan) from about 4000 BC until the Early Islamic Period (~800–1350 AD), subdivided into the main classical epochs including ...
As branches of the Nile River descend from the highlands of East Africa, they join in a single course and pass through the land of Nubia, in what is now northern Sudan and southern Egypt. The river has always provided life in this arid region as a source of water, food, and transport. It flows through areas known as cataracts, traditionally numbered from north to south, where the river valley narrows and rocky outcrops define islands, rapids, and waterfalls. The Nile also traverses broad plains that provide a basis for agriculture as well as for concentrations of population, wealth, and power. The savannas and deserts on either side of the river are integral to settlement, supplying raw materials including gold as well as areas for herding and hunting.
very Interesting read, I like how this article emphasizes on how Numbia was in a region where different branches of the Nile all came together. This pllace was an ideal place for finding water, food, and transportation. This location has "trade" written all over it so to speak.
A 2,000-year-old relief carved with an image of what appears to be a, stylishly overweight, princess has been discovered in an "extremely fragile" palace in the ancient city of Meroë, in Sudan, archaeologists say.
This article was very interesting! the oldest city in Meroe was found and seems to appered out of nowhere. The language that they used is not fully understood by archaeologists yet and may hold many sectets to this once royal palace.
“People often think that the problems of the Nubians began with the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s. But that is a mistake. The problems of the Nubian people in Egypt began when the British colonial authorities constructed the Aswan Dam in 1902. In today’s Egypt, the Nubians identify themselves as an indigenous people whose rights have been appropriated. We, as Nubians, want justice. We want reparations, and we want the right to return to our ancestral lands.”Ahram Online Knocking on Nubia's door Ahram Online It also ignored the rights of indigenous peoples like the Nubians of Egypt,” Manal Al-Teiby, director of the NGO Egyptians for Housing Rights and a Nubian political and cultural activist, told...
It's hard to resist falling in love with the Nubian people, still full of colour and holding to traditional customs 50 years after being displaced, dozens of their villages submerged beneath Lake Nasser
A very cool article that is dripping in interesting facts about the Nubian people of today. There are some beautiful photographs along with a great story of how the resillient Nubian people are still going strong after a flood in the 1960's.
Remember that researcher who thought she spotted previously undiscovered Egyptian pyramids in Google Earth imagery? It turns out that there really are some ruins in the picture, but they’re not pyramids.
Well that settles this earth mystery.
What is needed is the ability to see what is already known. This can come from a lack of knowledge about how to find the information but also from a lack of collation or publishing of the information in the first place. Both as bad.
This article brings some fresh questions in regards to pyramids which is truely something special. The article presents google images that sugges old pyramids that were left without ruins in the present day Egyptian town called Daimyo. Investogators have confirmed that these are not pyramids but rather triangular mounds of dirt with a structure underneath. The usuage of these mounds is still unclear. It is possible that these formations are a result of natural erosion as this is common in the region.
Very great history on the Nubian empires rises and falls. This article wastes no time and paints a picture of what the Nubian people endured. Before reading this article I did not know that Nub meant gold in Egyptian and all of Egypts wealth came from the Kush mountains. This artcile emphasizes the word "black pharaohs" rather than just saying Pharoah. I would guess that all of the Pharaohs would share a similar skin tone. This article also gives some great background on why there are more pyramids in Sudan than Egypt.
OXFORD.- On Saturday 26 November 2011, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford opened six new galleries for the collections of Ancient Egypt and Nubia (present day Sudan). Building on the success of the Museum’s extension, which opened in 2009, this second phase of major redevelopment redisplays the world-renowned Egyptian collections to exhibit objects that have been in storage for decades, more than doubling the number of mummies and coffins on display. The galleries take visitors on a chronological journey covering more than 5000 years of human occupation of the Nile Valley.
The number of pyramids in ancient Nubia (aka kingdom of Kush & today is called Sudan) were a total of 223, double the pyramids of its neighbor Egypt. The underground graves of the Nubian pyramids were richly decorated.
This article was very interesting and descriptive in the uses of Pyramids in Ancient Nubia aka Kush aka Sudan. There is even a restored drawing of what the Pyramid field of Nubia would like look like in its prime. The engineering demonstrated in building a structure as grand as a pyramid is something that is interesting in itself and this article gives these monuments content that really furthers ones apreciation toward the Pyramids.
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