In the mid-eighth century BC they conquered Egypt and ruled it for nearly one hundred years. They came from Kush. To date, little is known about this episode in the history of ancient Egypt. Polish researcher intends to shed light on this issue.
Anna Garnett, Amara West Project Curator, British Museum The land of Nubia, the ancient name for the Nile Valley in the far south of Egypt and northern Sudan, was the vital link between the ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean worlds and the cultures and raw materials of sub-Saharan Africa. Although heavily influenced by Egypt over millennia,…
In 1300 bc, pharaonic Egypt created a new town on the windswept banks of the Nile in northern Sudan: a town we call Amara West. Designed as the control centre for the Egyptian occupation of Upper Nubia, the walled settlement flourished for 200 years. This book offers a glimpse of the intricacies of everyday life under foreign rule in Amara West.
Spending Day 1 (one) in Aswan Egypt along the Nile River and taking a boat to along the Nile River to Nubia. Then take a camel ride to into Nubia. Aswan always has this beautiful fragrance you will always remember.
Photographer Nour El Refai spent more than a year documenting life among Egypt's Nubian community, capturing daily rituals, art, meals, social gatherings and celebrations. The Nubians are one of the oldest
A team of Spanish archaeologists from the University of Jaén has unearthed a well-preserved sarcophagus containing the mummy of an Ancient Egyptian Middle Kingdom noblewoman in Aswan Governorate’s Qubbet al-Hawa necropolis.
Centrum Archeologii Śródziemnomorskiej UW im. Prof. Kazimierza Michałowskiego jest samodzielną placówką naukowo-badawczą powołana do organizacji i prowadzenia wykopalisk archeologicznych oraz prac konserwatorskich i rekonstrukcyjnych w krajach Afryki i Bliskiego Wschodu. Od początku swego istnienia Centrum prowadziło badania i/lub prace rekonstrukcyjno-konserwatorskie łącznie na 34 stanowiskach w krajach Bliskiego Wschodu, m.in. w Egipcie, Sudanie, Syrii, Cyprze, Lubanie i Iraku.
The Journey to Meroe. In AD 62 Nero sent two Praetorian Centurions to Egypt to explore the Nile, and scout out the land for possible conquest. They arrived in Egypt and gathered a small, well equipped expedition, kitted out with military equipment from local Legion bases and hired civilian boats to carry them, and guides…
In the searing heat of summer in western Egypt, at the hottest time of the day, people with rheumatism, joint pain, infertility or impotence lie buried neck-deep in the sand of Siwa, near Dakrour mountain.
A workman puts a protective blanket over an Egyptian statue of an unnamed king from the Ptolemy era made of pink granite, measuring 5 meters and weighing 5.5 tons, which is prepared outside the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute) in Paris, France, August 21, 2015 (Reuters)
An exhibition called "Osiris, Egypt's Sunken Mysteries" opens to the public September 8, 2015 and runs until January 31, 2016
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Revival of Nubian Singing - Nostalgia, Exultation and Heritage Reinstatement AllAfrica.com Khartoum — There are several reasons that made the Nubian people of north Sudan to return to listening to singing in the Nubian language after deserting it...
Image of the Week: The royal rings for Kentake Amanishakheto may have served as part of the crown jewels worn during the initiation rites held for her son, the heir to the throne.
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Works of art often make the best witnesses to the spirit of the civilizations that produced them. Underlying principles of social and religious order can even be encoded within the smallest artifacts left behind by long-vanished cultures.
The finger rings seen here are part of a fabulous trove of personal effects once belonging to Queen Amanishakheto, one of the most important rulers of the ancient Nubian kingdom of Meroë. The large group of more than 60 rings and many other types of jewelry were discovered in her pyramid tomb in the capital city, also called Meroë.
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