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70,000 year-old African settlement unearthed

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During ongoing excavations in northern Sudan, Polish archaeologists have discovered the remains of a settlement estimated to 70,000 years old


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Sudan has 3 times as much pyramids than Egypt. See them with your own eyes? http://tinyurl.com/l4b3n5f

Sudan has 3 times as much pyramids than Egypt. See them with your own eyes? http://tinyurl.com/l4b3n5f | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Sudan has more pyramids than any other country on earth - even more than Egypt. There are at least 223 pyramids http://t.co/b1iV2Ld6DF

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i hope they're still undamaged!!

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Searching for Sudan’s missing pyramids

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Little by little, the deserts of northern Sudan slowly reveal the secrets they have held for 2,000 years and more.


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Arqueólogos checos descubren esculturas de gran valor en Sudán - Radio Praga

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Se trata de una escultura fracturada en 103 fragmentos que representa al Dios Amón y su esposa Mut, la diosa del cielo en la mitología egipcia.

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Czech archaeologists discover sculptures of great value in Sudan.
This is a sculpture broken in 103 pieces representing the God Amun and his wife Mut, the goddess of the sky in Egyptian mythology.

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

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

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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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Sudan’s Nubian pyramids: Gebel Barkal and Napata - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Sudan’s Nubian pyramids: Gebel Barkal and Napata - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

Long before the Greeks, the Ancient Egyptians had their own version of Mount Olympus, but it was neither located in Greece nor Egypt. Named Gebel Barkal, the holy mountain in Sudan served as the place where the god Amon lived.

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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.

 

At the time the relief was made, Meroë was the center of a kingdom named Kush, its borders stretching as far north as the southern edge of Egypt. It wasn't unusual for queens (sometimes referred to as "Candaces") to rule, facing down the armies of an expanding Rome.


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David Connolly's curator insight, January 3, 2013 9:55 AM

more amazing findings from the Polish mission in Kush.  

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Tattoos in ancient Egypt and Sudan

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Marie Vandenbeusch, curator, British Museum One of the eight mummies that are the subject of the exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries, the mummy of a woman from Sudan, was discovered relativel...
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Major new exhibition reveals new discoveries about ancient lives in Egypt and Sudan

Major new exhibition reveals new discoveries about ancient lives in Egypt and Sudan | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
a href= http://www.britishmuseum.org target= _blank The British Museum /a has always sought new ways to explore its collection, using the latest s

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A new exhibition at the British Museum will showcase recent research on ancient Egyptian and Sudanese ‘mummies’, with state-of-the-art technology enabling visitors to virtually explore inside mummy cases and examine the bodies underneath the wrappings

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Paranormal Locations: Africa's Stonehenge

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The mysteries of Stonehenge have puzzled scientists and mystics for hundreds of years, but many paranormal fanatics and archaeology enthusiasts are not aware that there is a similar circular stone structure in Africa that is two-thousand years older.

 

Nabta Playa is located in part of the Nubian Desert in what is now Southern Egypt. The ancient people of this area were drawn here as the Nabta Playa basin formed a lake during the rainy seasons.

 

Archaeological findings reveal that the people living in this area seemed to be better organized and more advanced than other nearby peoples of the time, leading some to believe that they were aided by alien allies.

 

Animal sacrifices performed at the location reveal a practicing cattle cult that closely resembles the worship of Hathor, the cow goddess of The Old Kingdom; suggesting Nubia’s religious influence on ancient Egyptian religion.

 

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Did nomadic Africans spawn the religions of ancient Egypt?

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In Sudan, Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Kingdoms

In Sudan, Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Kingdoms | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Sudan’s archaeological record is pivotal to understanding the history of Africa itself, experts say, and a wave of new discoveries may be adding crucial new information.
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Sudan’s heritage: The story of Khartoum

Sudan’s heritage: The story of Khartoum | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Ahram Online traces the footsteps of Egyptian and Sudanese history in the capital
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A walk among Sudan’s Nubian pyramids - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

A walk among Sudan’s Nubian pyramids - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
Does Sudan have more pyramids than Egypt? In this series, we explore the splendours of the ancient Kingdom of Kush and the legacy it left behind in the land of the Black Pharaohs
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Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, January 31, 8:10 PM

This article was again comparing the two regions of Sudan and Egypt. I liked how this article divides the regions of the Kushite Kingdom. I was fascinated at the Island of Menroe and its cemeteries and pyramids. 

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Ancient Egypt of Isis: history of Pharaohs, pyramids and Egyptian religion

Ancient Egypt of Isis: history of Pharaohs, pyramids and Egyptian religion | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

Sail up the Nile to meet Ancient Egypt's black pharaohs...

 

Ancient Egypt ,history, gods and goddesses, mummification,religione, pyramids, temples,social life and writing (Isis's Ancient Egypt - http://t.co/VPpimyI...)...


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