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Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage
Daily life in Nubia (Egypt and Sudan), the impact of living near the Nile river, Nubian traditions, cultural heritage and archaeology.
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New Excavations Begin in Sudan

New Excavations Begin in Sudan | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
A Purdue University archaeologist is seeking to uncover new information about ancient Nubian and Egyptian cultures. Michele Buzon, associate professor of archaeology at Purdue, has just begun excavating a Nubian burial site dated to between 1500-1050 BCE. She hopes the site in the Nile River Valley, Tombos, Sudan, will provide a better understanding of the …

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Peaceful journey in breathtaking environment amid ancient cultural heritage: Lake Nasser cruise Aswan - Abu Simbel

Peaceful journey in breathtaking environment amid ancient cultural heritage: Lake Nasser cruise Aswan - Abu Simbel | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Luxury cruise on Lake Nasser in southern Egypt, along all the Nubian monuments. The highlight: the temple complex of Ramses at Abu Simbel. Unique and relaxing way to discover all the cultural highlights and the unique nature between Egypt and Sudan, the Nubian region around Aswan.
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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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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:11 AM

traditions, traditions..... traditions!

Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, February 26, 2014 10:33 PM

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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2,000-year-old carving depicts stylishly plump Africa princess discovered in a palace in the ancient city of Meroe in Sudan

2,000-year-old carving depicts stylishly plump Africa princess discovered in a palace in the ancient city of Meroe in Sudan | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it

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.