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The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt Oxford Handbooks Online

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt Oxford Handbooks Online | Nubia | Scoop.it
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This books inlcudes one chapter that treat Nubia, or the relations between Roman Egypt and Meroitic Nubia, by Lazslo Torok: "Between Egypt and Meroitic Nubia : The Southern Frontier Region"

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The earliest representations of royal power in Egypt: the rock drawings of Nag el-Hamdulab (Aswan)

The earliest representations of royal power in Egypt: the rock drawings of Nag el-Hamdulab (Aswan) | Nubia | Scoop.it

Antiquity Vol 86:334, 2012 pp 1068-1083 - Stan Hendrickx and others - The vivid engravings on vertical rocks at the desert site of Nag el-Hamdulab west of the Nile comprise a rock art gallery of exceptional historical significance. The authors show that the images of boats with attendant prisoners, animals and the earliest representation of a pharaoh offer a window on Dynasty 0, and depict the moment that the religious procession of pre-Dynastic Egypt became the triumphant tour of a tax-collecting monarch.

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Neolithic occupation of an artesian spring: KS043 in the Kharga O...

Neolithic occupation of an artesian spring: KS043 in the Kharga O... | Nubia | Scoop.it

Highlight: Fifth millennium BC pastoral Neolithic sites in the western desert of Egypt, which has yielded some emmer wheat and Claris fish bones, both of which are resources that must have been acquired in the Nile valley where cultivation and fishing would have been possible.... 

 

Official ingentaconnect Abstract: KS043 is a stratified site associated with a complex of artesian springs. The archaeological remains, as well as a series of radiocarbon determinations, date the site to between 4800 and 4200 b.c. Our study suggests a connection between Saharan pastoralists, forced to move into oasis areas by increasing aridification, and the first Predynastic cultures of the Nile Valley. The site is the only well dated stratified settlement attributed to the Late Neolithic in the eastern Sahara that is characterized by Tasian cultural traditions.

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The Archaeology of a Nubian Frontier

The Archaeology of a Nubian Frontier Survey on the Nile Third Cataract, Sudan...EDWARDS, D.N. & OSMAN, A.

Mauhaus Publishing (2012), 9780957178007

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Early farming on Sai Island

Early farming on Sai Island | Nubia | Scoop.it

I was first invited to Sai as an archaeobotanical specialist.
After the death of Francis Geus in 2005, I continued
work at 8-B-52A and 8-B-10A with funds from the US National Science Foundation. Research by my team has clarified several aspects of early food production and storage on the island

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Ancient Egyptian cotton unveils secrets of domesticated crop evolution

Scientists studying 1,600-year-old cotton from the banks of the Nile have found what they believe is the first evidence that punctuated evolution has occurred in a major crop group within the relatively short history of plant domestication.

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Nubia: Ancient Kingdoms of Africa

Nubia: Ancient Kingdoms of Africa | Nubia | Scoop.it

As branches of the Nile River descend from the highlands of East Africa, they join in a single course and pass through the land of Nubia, in what is now northern Sudan and southern Egypt. The river has always provided life in this arid region as a source of water, food, and transport. It flows through areas known as cataracts, traditionally numbered from north to south, where the river valley narrows and rocky outcrops define islands, rapids, and waterfalls. The Nile also traverses broad plains that provide a basis for agriculture as well as for concentrations of population, wealth, and power. The savannas and deserts on either side of the river are integral to settlement, supplying raw materials including gold as well as areas for herding and hunting.

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Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, February 20, 9:01 PM

very Interesting read, I like how this article emphasizes on how Numbia was in a region where different branches of the Nile all came together. This pllace was an ideal place for finding water, food, and transportation. This location has "trade" written all over it so to speak. 

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The Archaeology of a Nubian Frontier Survey on the Nile Third Cataract, Sudan...by David Edwards, et al.

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Qustul Cemetery L (Nubia) Incense burner by Jac Strijbos

Qustul Cemetery L (Nubia) Incense burner by Jac Strijbos | Nubia | Scoop.it

Nice drawings of the incense burner

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Sudan, 2000–1000 B.C. | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Publication - Indian Archaeology - A Review - (An Annual Publication on Archaeological Reports)  - Archaeological Survey of India

Publication - Indian Archaeology - A Review - (An Annual Publication on Archaeological Reports)  - Archaeological Survey of India | Nubia | Scoop.it

See issue for 1962-63 for a short report on the Indian Expedition to Lower Nubia, although more details are to be found in Fouilles en Nubie.

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ULB Halle: Lepsius - Tafelwerke

ULB Halle: Lepsius - Tafelwerke | Nubia | Scoop.it

Lepsius Denkmaeler; all volumes and plates of the Lepsius expedition to Egypt and Nubia.

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British Museum - British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan (BMSAES)

A peer-reviewed academic journal from the British Museum, dedicated to presenting research on all aspects of ancient Egypt and Sudan and the presentation of these cultures in modern times.

 

issues 1, 4, 9, 10, 12 -14, and 16 have articles about fieldwork in Nubia, some of them with great photographs.

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Sudan Notes and Records Volumes

This classic journal is now available for download. All issues,


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diana buja's curator insight, December 30, 2012 6:10 AM

All available issues of this journal now available in pdf for downloading.

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Mancala at the pyramids of Meroe

Mancala at the pyramids of Meroe | Nubia | Scoop.it

Antiquity Vol 86:334, 2012 pp 1155-1166 - Alex de Voogt - Game-boards carved on monuments offer an intriguing opportunity to track a certain mindset in time and space. In an earlier Antiquity article, the author showed us that mancala boards were carved on the Roman plinths at Palmyra by Arab soldiers. Here he takes us into Sudan, finding new mancala boards on the first-millennium pyramids at Meroe. With adroit detective work, he shows that these too are probably owed to military visitors, this time a group of nineteenth-century Turkish soldiers of the Ottoman empire—perhaps those assigned to help Giuseppe Ferlini to blow up and pillage the tombs.

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Antiquity Vol 86:334, 2012 pp 1155-1166 - Alex de Voogt - Game-boards carved on monuments offer an intriguing opportunity to track a certain mindset in time and space. In an earlier Antiquity article, the author showed us that mancala boards were carved on the Roman plinths at Palmyra by Arab soldiers. Here he takes us into Sudan, finding new mancala boards on the first-millennium pyramids at Meroe. With adroit detective work, he shows that these too are probably owed to military visitors, this time a group of nineteenth-century Turkish soldiers of the Ottoman empire—perhaps those assigned to help Giuseppe Ferlini to blow up and pillage the tombs.

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On a Nubian frontier — landscapes of settlement on the Third Cataract of the Nile, Sudan

On a Nubian frontier — landscapes of settlement on the Third Cataract of the Nile, Sudan | Nubia | Scoop.it

Through the twentieth century much of the Nubian Nile Valley has seen archaeological survey and excavation, largely in response to its destruction by successive dams built at Aswan. The Mahas Survey Project of the University of Khartoum has continued this work on the Third Cataract approximately 700 km upriver of the First Cataract, within a survey concession extending over some 80 km of the Nile and its immediate hinterlands, an area now under threat by the construction of a dam at Kajbaar. We present here an outline of the long-term development of the region's settlement landscapes, broadly conceptualised, and their relation to those encountered in adjoining regions. It is possible to draw out some aspects of its cultural distinctiveness at a regional or larger scale, as well as the varying rôle of the Third Cataract as a cultural and political frontier in different periods. A contextual approach to its rock art suggests some fresh insights into the latter's likely significance. A complex and varied settlement history is beginning to emerge which both challenges representations of a uniquely timeless and ancient occupation of the land by autochthonous ‘Nubians’, while raising many new questions concerning the history of this frontier land.

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Preserving the Middle Nile (Sudan)

Preserving the Middle Nile (Sudan) | Nubia | Scoop.it

From the Antiquity project gallery.

The European Committee for Preserving the Middle Nile is a group of Africanist archaeologists deeply concerned that the building of these dams will displace tens of thousands of people, damage the river's fragile ecosystem and destroy a heritage of vast importance — not only for local people, but for humanity as a whole. We believe that allowing the inhabitants of the Middle Nile Valley to remain where they are, leaving the environment undiminished and preserving the antiquities in place, is of great importance.

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From Nubia to Sudan - and Crete

From Nubia to Sudan - and Crete | Nubia | Scoop.it

The Greek-Norwegian couple Alexandros Tsakos and Henriette Hafsaas-Tsakos have lived and worked in Sudan for several years. You can take part in their adventures and learn more about their archaeological fieldworks through a photo exhibition at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies in Rethymno, Crete.

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Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan | Nubia | Scoop.it
SudanTribune is a non profit web site based in France.
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Preserve the Middle Nile

Preserve the Middle Nile | Nubia | Scoop.it
We are a group of people who are concerned that the building of more dams on this the stretch of the Middle Nile in northern Sudan will displace tens of thousands people, severely damage the river...
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The Greek Norwegian Archaeological Mission to Sudan

The Greek Norwegian Archaeological Mission to Sudan | Nubia | Scoop.it
This is an Internet space for the promotion of the study of the Medieval period of Sai Island in North-Sudan. It has also the ambition to function as a forum for discussions related to Medieval ...
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Interactive Dig Hierakonpolis - Nubians at Hierakonpolis

Join us at Hierakonpolis as we dig into the dawn of Egyptian civilization.

 

In addition to these Egyptian monuments, there are also cemeteries that display distinctly non-Egyptian attributes. Surface surveys undertaken across the site by Michael Hoffman in 1978 and Fred Harlan in 1983 revealed the presence of three discrete cemeteries with Nubian cultural traits apparently dating to the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate period (ca. 1800-1500 B.C.). These had never been investigated, so in January-March 2001 we decided to take a walk on the historic side and conduct test excavations at each of these localities. Initially we thought all three belonged to the mysterious Pan Grave culture, which was first identified in 1910 by Flinders Petrie, who is also famous as the father of Egyptian prehistory. At the site of Hu near Abydos, while undertaking important Predynastic excavations, he also found two cemeteries of these strange people, previously mistaken for Predynastic as they also used blacktopped pottery. He coined the name Pan Grave because of the shallow, round burials, which he thought looked like frying pans--as indeed they sometimes do!

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The Nubia Museum

The Nubia Museum | Nubia | Scoop.it

Due to the quantities of material recovered from tombs, temples and settlements, UNESCO was encouraged in the 1980's to plan a new Nubian museum in Aswan where the objects could be stored and exhibited. It was universally felt at the time that they should be kept as close as possible to their principal places of origin.

Nearly twelve years later, the Museum became a reality and opened its doors in November 1997. It was designed by the late Egyptian architect Mahmoud al-Hakim, and Mexican architect Pedro Vasquez Ramirez designed the museum's interior display. The Museum won the Agha-Khan Award of Architecture 2001.

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Olga Navarro's curator insight, February 19, 2013 9:07 AM

He visitado el Museo Nubio y he de decir que es una maravilla. La puesta en escena de las piezas está muy bien realizada. Es un museo moderno en su concepción. Las piezas tienen su ambiente y su propio espacio y la luz está bien dirigida a las mismas. Recomiendo visitarlo.

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The Archaeobotanist: Nubia as world centre, c. 1900-1600 BC (and a note on millet)

Lengthy blog post on 2009 Norwegian Archaeological Review paper on Kerma in the Bronze Age world system.

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Ancient Sudan~ Nubia

Ancient Sudan~ Nubia | Nubia | Scoop.it
Articles by Ibrahim Omer on the ancient history and cultures of the ancient civilization of Nubia in Sudan...
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Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, January 31, 11:20 PM

This article was very clarifiying as it gives us other names that Numbia went by. I had no idea that Ethopians may be from the region of Kush. This artilce is clear, consice, and infromative.