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Discovery Channel Nubia The Forgotten Kingdom #Sudan

In the hot, desert sands of Northern Africa, a powerful kingdom thrived for thousands of years. This was Nubia, a golden kingdom nourished by the Nile. Now, ...

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70,000 year-old African settlement unearthed

70,000 year-old African settlement unearthed | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

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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The different paths of the Neolithic revolution in Egypt and Sudan #Nubia

The different paths of the Neolithic revolution in Egypt and Sudan #Nubia | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
ANTHROJOURNAL An open access academic journal of collegiate-level research.

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The Neolithic revolution has taken different paths in the neighbouring countries of Egypt and Sudan. This article examines these variations by comparing food production, settlement patterns, society and culture in Egypt and Sudan and analyses the reasons for the different developments.

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Knowing-Nubia - Al-Ahram Weekly

Knowing-Nubia - Al-Ahram Weekly | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

New hypotheses, though, attest to Nubian civilizations being the origin of ancient Egypt. In other words, the ancient Nubians were the progenitors, and their cattle-based culture, the precursor of the Egyptian civilization. 

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"It is reasonable to presume that the status of royal women in ancient Nubia was far more significant than in ancient Egypt." 

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Paranormal Locations: Africa's Stonehenge

Paranormal Locations: Africa's Stonehenge | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

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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What do you believe?

 

Do megalithic structures hold paranormal powers?

 

Did extra-terrestrials give Nubians a head start?

 

Did nomadic Africans spawn the religions of ancient Egypt?

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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 12:55 PM

more amazing findings from the Polish mission in Kush.  

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Necklace probably worn by Nubian Pharaohs; incl. symbol of Nubian (and Egyptian) Ram God

Necklace probably worn by Nubian Pharaohs; incl. symbol of Nubian (and Egyptian) Ram God | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
This gold and carnelian necklace, an artifact from Ancient Nubia, is on view now at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts's newly opened exhibition Gold & The Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia. The necklace features 54 gold ...

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This gold and carnelian necklace, an artifact from Ancient Nubia, is on view now at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts's newly opened exhibition Gold & The Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia. The necklace features 54 gold pendants molded into the forms of a woman wearing the White Crown of Egypt and a ram's head wearing a double uraeus and sun disk. The ram's head is most certainly a representation of the mighty god Amani.

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Exhibition gives insight into violent habits of early cultures; discovered during Nubian salvage when building Aswan Dam

Exhibition gives insight into violent habits of early cultures; discovered during Nubian salvage when building Aswan Dam | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

New exhibition gives an insight into the violent habits of early cultures
“These remains were discovered during the Nubian salvage when they were building the Aswan Dam.


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Searching for Sudan’s missing pyramids

Searching for Sudan’s missing pyramids | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

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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Nubia: A glimpse of folk culture

Nubia: A glimpse of folk culture | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

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

traditions, traditions..... traditions!

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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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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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Shades of ancient Egypt: Were ancient Egyptians black?

Shades of ancient Egypt: Were ancient Egyptians black? | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
The question of whether Ancient Egyptians were black has been an ongoing debate for centuries.  All admire the splendor and technology  and it seems that each race wants to claim the Egyptian Empire as their own so that in some way they can feel part of such a magnificent civilization.
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