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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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Tourists return to Egypt after three years of turbulence - Egyptian Streets

Tourists return to Egypt after three years of turbulence - Egyptian Streets | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
A vendor at the Pyramids with no tourists in sight Reporting by Nariman Amr AboulMagd & Mohamed Khairat For the past three years, Egypt's ancient and
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Abu Simbel Antiquities celebrates 46 years since temple’s rescue - Daily News Egypt

Abu Simbel Antiquities celebrates 46 years since temple’s rescue - Daily News Egypt | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it

The celebration included issuing postcards with photos of the temple, as well as organising three lectures for students about the rescue process


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Meet the friendly atmosphere in a traditional Nubian village, not overrun by tourists

Meet the friendly atmosphere in a traditional Nubian village, not overrun by tourists | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it

Who would not like to live once in his life in an African village?

Here is your chance! Guaranteed you will have a special holiday:
For the villagers, you are one of them, not a tourist. These villages are not crowded with tourists.You see the traditional Nubian life and discover at ease Nubia yourself.

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Italian Ambassador to Sudan Talks to Sudan Vision Newspaper; Italian-Sudanese relationships date back to hundreds of years, thousands if we consider Roman history.

Italian Ambassador to Sudan Talks to Sudan Vision Newspaper; Italian-Sudanese relationships date back to hundreds of years, thousands if we consider Roman history. | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
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Italian Ambassador to Sudan Talks to Sudan Vision Newspaper (1-2)
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Italian-Sudanese relationships date back to hundreds of years, thousands if we consider Roman history.
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Ethiopian dam 'useful' for riparian states: Sudan minister - Newstime Africa

Ethiopian dam 'useful' for riparian states: Sudan minister - Newstime Africa | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Ethiopian dam 'useful' for riparian states: Sudan minister
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It lies second to the Aswan high dam in terms of volume. So there is nothing special about the dam. It is true it is a big development on the river course.
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Nubians use to decorate their houses with all kind of spiritual and religious symbols | Experience Nubia

Nubians use to decorate their houses with all kind of spiritual and religious symbols | Experience Nubia | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
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Abu Simbel; the greatest challenge of archaeological engineering in history

Abu Simbel; the greatest challenge of archaeological engineering in history | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Some forty-six years ago the Abu Simbel temples in Nubia, southern Egypt were re-opened to visitors after they were moved to higher ground. This initiative was spearheaded by UNESCO, with a multi-national team of archaeologists. The temples at Abu Simbel, which Ramses II ordered to be built near the border of Nubia and Upper Egypt, was dedicated to two sun gods, Amun-Re and Re-Horakhte. Standing 30 metres high, the large temple was carved into an already-standing sandstone mountain on the banks of the Nile. Four colossal statues of Ramses, each 20 metres high, guard the entrance to the temple. Rising to the pharaoh’s knees are smaller statues of family members, his mother, his favourite wife, Nefertari and son, Prince Amonherkhepshef. Inside the temple, three connected halls extend into the mountain. Images of the king’s life and many achievements adorn the walls. The smaller temple stands nearby at a height of 12 metres and 28 metres long. This temple is also adorned by colossi across the front facade, three on either side of the doorway, depicting Ramses and his queen Nefertari (four statues of the king and two of the queen) at a height of 10 metres. The prestige of the queen is apparent in that usually, a female is represented on a much smaller scale than the Pharaoh while at Abu Simbel, Nefertari is rendered the same size as Ramses.  In the 1960′s the Egyptian government planned to build the Aswan High Dam on the Nile, which would have submerged both temples so Egypt and UNESCO urged all countries to help in rescuing the Nubian monuments. The salvage of the Abu Simbel temples began in 1964 by a multinational team of archaeologists, engineers and skilled heavy equipment operators working together, under the UNESCO banner. Between 1964 and 1968, the entire site was carefully cut into large blocks (up to 30 tons, averaging 20 tons), dismantled, lifted and reassembled in a new location 65 metres higher and 200 metres back from the river, in one of the greatest challenges of archaeological engineering in history. Great care was taken to orient both temples in exactly the same direction as before and a man-made mountain was erected to give the impression of the temples cut into the rock cliff.  The process of rescuing the Abu Simbel temples took four and a half years, the general director of saving the monuments of Nubia, Ahmed Saleh said on Monday. The rescue operation cost about $40 million, half of which was paid by Egypt, he noted. If you would like to see footage of this huge engineering feat click on the YouTube link below: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCDQikYVnCA
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Bes figure, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550–1295 B.C., Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos

Bes figure, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550–1295 B.C., Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Bes figure, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1550–1295 B.C., Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos, Cemetery D (Bes figure, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca.
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EL-SISI: Egypt charts a path toward growth and fiscal discipline - Washington Times

EL-SISI: Egypt charts a path toward growth and fiscal discipline - Washington Times | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Washington Times EL-SISI: Egypt charts a path toward growth and fiscal discipline Washington Times Blueprints for other major national projects are being drawn, including a “Golden Triangle” development project in upper Egypt that will capitalize...
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The magical nature in Aswan

The magical nature in Aswan | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
The photo taken in Aswan from the island banana

It show how this Country have an amazing and nature view

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The Black Pharaohs – Nubian Pharaohs (Ancient Egypt History Documentary)

The Black Pharaohs – Nubian Pharaohs (Ancient Egypt History Documentary) | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
The Black Pharaohs – Nubian Pharaohs (Ancient Egypt History Documentary) Dr Vivian Davies claims that a recently discovered set of hieroglyphs proves that, in 800 BC, Egypt was under the rule of black Pharaohs from neighbouring Nubia.
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Early excavations in the Kush capital at Kerma suffered from the innate racism of the archaeologists. Fabulous grave goods, discovered in the 20th century, were thought to have belonged to Kush’s Egyptian overlords. They didn’t consider that a black African culture could have challenged Egypt’s supremacy.

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Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Civilizations | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Egyptian Hieroglyphs - Bee is a symbol of Lower Egypt and papyrus sedge symbolizes Upper Egypt. lσvє ♥ #bluedivagal, bluedivadesigns.wordpress.com (Egyptian Hieroglyphs - Bee is a symbol of Lower Egypt and papyrus sedge symbolizes Upper Egypt.
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Kingdom of Kush Iron Industry Works Discovered

Kingdom of Kush Iron Industry Works Discovered | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it

New techniques developed at the University of Brighton to help archaeologists ‘see’ underground are starting to unlock the industrial secrets of an ancient civilisation.


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New techniques developed at the University of Brighton to help archaeologists ‘see’ underground are starting to unlock the industrial secrets of an ancient civilisation.

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Egyptian Mummy's Brain Imprint Preserved in 'Peculiar' Case

Egyptian Mummy's Brain Imprint Preserved in 'Peculiar' Case | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
An ancient Egyptian mummy is raising a new mystery in archaeology because it has one very rare feature: The blood vessels surrounding the mummy's brain left imprints on the inside of skull.

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Fire on the rocks! New paper on firesetting in ancient Egyptian stone quarrying

Fire on the rocks! New paper on firesetting in ancient Egyptian stone quarrying | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
It started with Egyptologist and engineer Reginald Engelbach almost a hundred years ago. By the early 1920s he found evidence that fire would have been used in extraction of the famous Unfinished O...
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KUSHITES FROM THE ANCIENT NILE VALLEY

KUSHITES FROM THE ANCIENT NILE VALLEY | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: ALIEN? or GOVERNMENT?: KUSHITES FROM THE ANCIENT NILE VALLEY http://t.co/TjOuu90exg
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The first reported prehistoric grinding stone quarry in the Egyptian Sahara (new paper)

The first reported prehistoric grinding stone quarry in the Egyptian Sahara (new paper) | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Some time ago I wrote about the discovery of a prehistoric grinding stone quarry in the Egyptian Sahara. Now the discovery is duly published! It was presented at the conference "Seen through a Mill...
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Kitchener Island botanical gardens Aswan; the small 750 metres (2,460 ft) long island into a paradise of exotic trees and plants in carefully gardens with view walkways.

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Italian-Spanish archeologists to launch dig into Luxor tomb

Italian-Spanish archeologists to launch dig into Luxor tomb | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Italian-Spanish archeologists to launch dig into Luxor tomb, 10 years needed to ready tomb for public viewing, 10 years needed to ready tomb for public viewing, say archaeologists. The tomb belongs to May, an important government officer of the XVIII...
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Aswan Travel Information - Aswan Travel Guide & Tourist Information

Aswan Travel Information - Aswan Travel Guide & Tourist Information | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Aswan is the 3rd biggest town in Egypt today and the biggest one in upper Egypt, the city today is a major mining area for aluminum and iron. (Puffer fish on lake Nasser, Egypt. The locals call them 'Donkey fish'.
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Entering on boat into the Temple of Isis. Philae Island, Egypt #Aswan

Entering on boat into the Temple of Isis. Philae Island, Egypt #Aswan | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Entering on boat into the Temple of Isis. Philae, Egypt. 1900-1920. It was flooded because of Aswan Low Dam (built in 1902.) until relocation in 1960. (Entering on boat into the Temple of Isis. Philae, Egypt.
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Aswan governor announces launch of 1st phase of new highway

Aswan governor announces launch of 1st phase of new highway Egypt SIS (press release) Aswan governor Mostafa Yousri announced on Saturday 20/9/2014 the launch of a first stage of the largest development axis stretches from El Alaqi area in the...
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Rosicrucian Documentary Part 1 (Valley of the Nile) Documentary produced 50 years ago, as part of their 'public awareness program'

This documentary was produced by the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC about 50 years ago, as part of their 'public awareness program' and also, as an extension of th...
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This documentary was produced by the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC about 50 years ago, as part of their 'public awareness program' and also, as an extension of their world famous 'Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum' (http://www.egyptianmuseum.org/). It may be a surprise to many, that "The Order's" contribution to education, from a worldwide perspective, continues to be undermentioned.

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Temple of Karnak - Luxor, Egypt

Temple of Karnak - Luxor, Egypt | Nubia; daily life and cultural heritage | Scoop.it
Temple at Luxor -- Unlike most other Egyptian temples, its main entrance does not face the river and its most obvious axis is aligned towards the temples at Karnak on the royal axis rather than the divine one (Temple at Luxor -- Unlike most other ...
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