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The History of Ancient Nubia | The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

The History of Ancient Nubia | The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago | Ancient Nubia | Scoop.it
Nubia was home to some of Africa’s earliest kingdoms. Known for rich deposits of gold, Nubia was also the gateway through which luxury products like incense, ivory, and ebony traveled from their source in sub-Saharan Africa to the civilizations of Egypt and the Mediterranean. Archers of exceptional skill provided the military strength for Nubian rulers. Kings of Nubia ultimately conquered and ruled Egypt for about a century. Monuments still stand—in modern Egypt and Sudan—at the sites where Nubian rulers built cities, temples, and royal pyramids.
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Another piece by the University of Chicago. Documents different historical periods of the Kush Kingdom. Also gives floor plans of Nubian structures. Gives detail of a powerful archery division, like the videos did earlier. A strong foundation in gold helped set up the Nubian empire for dynastic rule.

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Oriental Institute’s Nubia Gallery showcases important ancient civilization linked to Egypt

Oriental Institute’s Nubia Gallery showcases important ancient civilization linked to Egypt | Ancient Nubia | Scoop.it
University of Chicago News Office Press Release
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This article notes the different relationship between Egyptians and Nubians. Whether they be Conquerers, the conquered, or equals, much Nubian culture would not have been what it was if it wasn't for its advisory up the river.

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NUBIA: The "Forgotten Kingdom [of Kush]" - Part 5 - YouTube

"Queen Amanitore and her co-regent, King Natakamani, reigned over Nubia during the time of Christ. Together, this powerful couple honoured the gods by buildi...
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Their religion was a dedicated one. One of binding ties to the land and skies. 

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NUBIA: The "Forgotten Kingdom [of Kush]" - Part 3 - YouTube

"Not only kings are buried in the pyramids at Meroe, after the 3rd century B.C., a series of strong queens occupied the throne and may have been co-regents. ...
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Women leaders with bravery and intensity are  far different tales than other societies all across the world. Also, in an area full of looting and a harsh climate, its incredible that so much has lasted till today.

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NUBIA: The "Forgotten Kingdom [of Kush]" (The Movie) - Part 1

Witness the Full Story of the Glories of this Ancient World Superpower in this Intricate Documentary.
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Beginning of a 6 part series on Nubia. Tells the story of a powerful empire that was not only shadowed by Egypt, but rivaled its greatness.

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Click on link and then just put in asu-user name and password, and it will take you to reading. This reading shows the Egyptian and Nubian cultures coming into their own alongside one another. It tells of using each others soldiers like mercenaries. Redefining nationality.

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Story of Nubia - YouTube

This short documentary tells the story of Nubia and the civilization that flourished in the Nile Valley for thousands of years and particularly between 800 B...
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Another, separate documentary of the Kingdom of Kush. Notice that even though there are similarities in the architecture between of Egypt and Nubia, the culture has its own little twist (smaller and steeper). Interesting to see the different role taken by the queens in Meroitic society and the queens of Egypt.

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NUBIA: The "Forgotten Kingdom [of Kush]" - Part 6 [FINAL] - YouTube

"Had they come to overthrow the Nubian Empire? The Meroites had formidable enemies at the end of their reign. Raving nomads from the desert, and a rival king...
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Beautiful color added to the architecture to combat the blandness of their surrounding. Using their environment for the enrichment of their society. 

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NUBIA: The "Forgotten Kingdom [of Kush]" - Part 4 - YouTube

"The mystery dates back 3,500 years to some of the greatest pharaohs of Egypt, Nubia's northern rival. In the shape of Gebel Barkal's pinnacle, they saw the ...
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The sheer vastness of the desert in modern times tells of the grit and complexity of a civilization that could thrive in that area.

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NUBIA: The "Forgotten Kingdom [of Kush]" - Part 2 - YouTube

"... A lost city in the sand may hold the key to unlocking Nubia's past."
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Its amazing to learn that the Nubians and Egyptians shared some gods. The shared culture was likely do to trade and movement along the Nile. I wonder what must have triggered the the change from Egyptian hieroglyphics to their own writing system.

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Navigating Nubian prehistory at postgraduate conference — University of Leicester

Navigating Nubian prehistory at postgraduate conference — University of Leicester | Ancient Nubia | Scoop.it
Exploring the rich archaeological heritage of an area often overlooked in favour of its neighbour.

Via David Connolly
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Being always paired together with Egypt has kept Nubia out of the spotlight. Archaeologist came together to share notes, research, and findings of this historic culture to promote its history, and to preserve it from modern threats, too.

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