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NUBIA's BLACK PHARAOH's

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Kush, the Egyptian name for ancient Nubia, was the site of a highly advanced, ancient black African civilization that rivaled ancient Egypt in wealth, power and cultural development. The first capi...

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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. 

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Black Kingdoms of the Nile & The Swahili Coast Episodes 1 & 2

A journey through Egypt and Sudan in search of ancient Nubia 


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Bits and Pieces - Pyramids near Bagrawiyah, northern Sudan. This was...

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Photo: › Pyramids near Bagrawiyah, northern Sudan. This was the area of Meroë, the ancient capital of Kush.

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The Prague Post - Tempo - Digging deep in the sands of time

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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.


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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. 

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Pyramids for all in ancient Sudan - ABC Science Online

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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...

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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.

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The little-known archaeology of Gharb Aswan, Upper Egypt

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Gharb Aswan – or West Aswan – is the home to some 50.000 Nubian peoples on the west bank of the Nile, by the first cataract opposite the city of Aswan. Among archaeologists and tourists the area is...

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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.

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Egyptian Pyramids Found With NASA Satellite : Discovery News

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As many as 17 pyramids, more than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 settlements were uncovered using infrared technology.

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Rowena ButedHIST1014's curator insight, February 21, 2014 7:09 PM

NASA used satellites to discover and uncover Egyptian pyramids. They found a total of 17 pyramids and within them was what was found to be the most incredible! It was reported that about 1,000 (and more) tombs along with 3,000 settlements were located using concentrated technology! Coooooooooooooool!!!!

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35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered in Sudan Necropolis

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Mysteriously, the pyramids were built with circles at their centers.

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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. 

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Rowena ButedHIST1014's curator insight, February 21, 2014 7:22 PM

They've come to uncover pyramids in ancient city kingdom Kush flourished in Sudan. It talked more about the reasons for the building of pyramids, as they were a sacred place for the dead to ascend to heaven after death. They were part of the funeral process. I'll keep this as an article to use for my group video!

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Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia - Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites

Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia - Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites | Ancient Trade in Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
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 ...

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Nubia: Ancient Kingdoms of Africa

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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.


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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. 

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Ancient Sudan~ Nubia

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Articles by Ibrahim Omer on the ancient history and cultures of the ancient civilization of Nubia in Sudan...

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Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:20 PM

This article was very clarifiying as it gives us other names that Numbia went by. I had no idea that Ethopians may be from the region of Kush. This artilce is clear, consice, and infromative. 

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Human Origins from Sumerians, Annunaki, and Nibiru Full Documentary)

2013 This video documentary and the other documentaries that you can see on this channel are very informative, interesting, and even fun. You will see docume...

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Mesopotamia (Sumerians, first civilization on earth)


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Genesis Revisited - documentary with Zecharia Sitchin

documentary with zecharia sitchkin about nibiru,annunaki the sumerians and mankinds re-discovery of ancient knowledge already known by the sumerians and writ...

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2,000-year-old carving depicts stylishly plump Africa princess

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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.

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Dongola: Another Unknown Archaeological Treasure in Sudan

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When it comes to archaeology in Sudan, Meroe, the ancient capital city of the Kingdom of Kush, is the first to come to mind. But little do people know that recently, Sudan has become a hub for arch...

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Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:06 PM

Really good read; this article emphasizes on how the Kingdom of Kush has a very deep and complex history with cemeteries, pharos, and tools all supporting a once flourishing city state.

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Remains of Ancient Palace Discovered | Ancient Civilizations | Meroë & Central Sudan | Ancient Egypt & Archaeology | LiveScience

Remains of Ancient Palace Discovered | Ancient Civilizations | Meroë & Central Sudan | Ancient Egypt & Archaeology | LiveScience | Ancient Trade in Mesopotamia | Scoop.it
Hidden beneath an ancient palace in what is now central Sudan, archaeologists have discovered the oldest building in the city of Meroë, a structure that also may have housed royalty.

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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. 

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Knocking on Nubia's door - Ahram Online

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“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...

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Experience Nubia's curator insight, February 10, 2014 2:08 AM

“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.”

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Nubia: A glimpse of folk culture

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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


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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.

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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:11 AM

traditions, traditions..... traditions!

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All About The World's Pyramids (INFOGRAPHIC) -

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Find out what all pyramids around the world have in common, what their purpose was and much more surprising pyramid facts.

 

http://www.shondabrock.com/#/blog/4559736266/All-About-The-World's-Pyramids-(INFOGRAPHIC)/6218409

 


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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, July 27, 2013 3:22 AM

just fascinating!!

Rowena ButedHIST1014's curator insight, February 8, 2014 1:22 AM

This article is actually an image of a brief description about the pyramids and how they were built. I am sure that i am not the only person with the impression that slaves or some type of prisoners were used to build the pyramids I actually learned that pyramids were used to ascend the dead to heaven when mummified in the tombs within the pyramids!. 

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'Google Earth pyramids' revisited

'Google Earth pyramids' revisited | Ancient Trade in Mesopotamia | Scoop.it

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.


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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. 

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Rowena ButedHIST1014's curator insight, February 21, 2014 7:06 PM

Another form of searching for the uncovered Egyptian pyramids would be through Google earth images. The images are taken of Dimai, which was known as Soknopaiou Nesos during the Greco-Roman period in Egypt. This is interesting to see such high technology to research upon great history.

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NUBIA's BLACK PHARAOH's

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Kush, the Egyptian name for ancient Nubia, was the site of a highly advanced, ancient black African civilization that rivaled ancient Egypt in wealth, power and cultural development. The first capi...

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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. 

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Ashmolean Museum in Oxford opens new galleries of Ancient Egypt and Nubia

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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.


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Ancient Nubian Pyramids

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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.

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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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Shonda Brock's curator insight, February 16, 2013 11:07 AM

Nubia rivaled Egypt in wealth and power, and mutually influenced each other.

Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:00 PM

The amount of gold in the region reminds me of San Francisco's gold rush. 

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Sumerians, Ancient Civilization Of Mesopotamia

Sumer "land of the civilized kings" or "native land" was an ancient civilization and historical region in southern Mesopotamia, modern Iraq, during the Chalc...

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Iraq's Marsh Arabs, Modern Sumerians

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Voices vanish amid so much shouting....

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