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  Nubia - Crystalinks
Nubia, the hottest and most arid region of the world, has caused many civilizations to be totally dependent on the Nile for existence.
Nubia as a whole was governed by a viceroy, usually a member of the royal entourage, who was responsible to the Egyptian pharaoh.
Nubia was inhabited by a people called the Nobatae by the ancient geographers and the X-Group by modern archaeologists, who are still at a loss to explain their origins.
www.crystalinks.com /nubia.html   (4330 words)

Nubia was a golden city trading in gold, ebony, ivory, exotic feathers, copper, precious metals and slaves.
The Kings of Nubia invaded Egypt and established the 25th dynasty.
The Nubian Empire encompassed Syria in the north to Nubia in the south.
www.internetpuppets.org /afrnubia.html   (1518 words)

 Dr. Stuart Tyson Smith
By the middle of the 5th millennium BC, Nubia's Neolithic peoples were full participants in the "agricultural revolution," living a settled lifestyle with domesticated plants and animals.
In 1500 BC, Egypt conquered all of Nubia, forging a great empire that stretched all the way from the Euphrates in Syria to the 5th Cataract of the Nile.
Nubia quickly adopted the Arabic language and the religion of Islam.
www.anth.ucsb.edu /faculty/stsmith/research/nubia_history.html   (552 words)

 KAM Nubia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Known as Nubia, "The Land of Gold," to Egypt, the people of this land first called their civilization Ta-Seti, "Land of the Bow." Named so for its famous archers, Ta-Seti was a land of natural wealth, of gold mines, ebony, ivory and incense which she traded heavily with her neighbors.
Nubia is probably one of the most underreported cultural complexes of antiquity.
Nubia prospered long after Egypt had fallen and was the home to a prosperous industry during the Middle Ages.
www.geocities.com /CollegePark/Classroom/9912/nubia.html   (1043 words)

 Ancient Nubia
Nubia is an area of scholarship that was largely overlooked in favor of its splendid neighbor, Egypt.
Nubia would be a five-hundred mile long stretch of land along the Nile river that is one-third in modern day Egypt and two-thirds in the modern day Sudan (3).
In the Nubian valley, worship of the queen of all goddesses, Isis, was paramount.
www.angelfire.com /oh/AncientKnowledge/NUBIA.html   (3610 words)

 Nubia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nubia has been bordered by the Red Sea in the east and the Libyan desert in the west.
The inhabitable areas of Nubia of ancient times was at one time too narrow to sustain strong states, and at the same time Nubia was so close to the rich Egypt that it saw numerous invasions.
The reason why Nubia is far less inhabited than Egypt, and why it most of the time produced weaker states and cultures than the neighbouring Egypt is fairly easy to identify: The fertile belt along the Nile is much more narrow than in Egypt.
i-cias.com /e.o/nubia.htm   (1026 words)

 Nubia Leadership Academy
Nubia staff is motivated to develop young minds to focus on becoming positive leaders in the community and world wide.
Nubia was a well known place and considered the Center of Knowledge.
Nubia is a school of choice, transportation is provided by parents.
www.nubialeadershipacademy.com /FAQ.htm   (265 words)

 The Gateway of Nubia
The region of Nubia is in "the hottest and most arid region of the world" and civlizations that live and have lived there depend "wholly on the Nile" (Trigger 14).
The importance of Nubia as a link between two sides of the world, that of "the cradle of western civilzations" and that of the shadowy continent out of which came many desirable and exotic commodities", is reflected in the formation of its culture as seen in the archaeological record.
Although the people of ancient Nubia were greatly influenced by other civilizations, it should be noted that the Nubians themselves had control and influence over surrounding cultures at certain points in their history (Taylor 5-7).
www.utexas.edu /courses/wilson/ant304/projects/projects97/laurenzop/laurenzop.html   (614 words)

 Egypt: Nubia's Economic Importance
The gold mines of Nubia were located in certain valleys and mountains on either side of the Nile River, although the most important mining center was located in the Wadi Allaqi.
Nubia was also an important source of valuable hard stone and copper, both of which were necessary for Egypt's monumental building projects.
Nubia was also an important source of manpower and labor for the Egyptians.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/GeogHist/histories/Oldcivilization/Egyptology/Nubia/nubiad1.htm   (971 words)

 Egypt: Nubia in Modern and Ancient times
Yet, in antiquity, Nubia was a land of great natural wealth, of gold mines, ebony, ivory and incense which was always prized by her neighbors.
Nubia is the homeland of Africa's earliest fl culture with a history which can be traced from 3100 BC onward through Nubian monuments and artifacts, as well as written records from Egypt and Rome.
The land of Nubia is a desert divided by the river Nile.
touregypt.net /historicalessays/nubia.htm   (528 words)

Nubia was an important neighbour to Egypt as early as the 1st Dynasty (both AHA and Djer attacked villages in Nubia), Egypt could trade for ivory, gold, ebony, ostrich feathers and eggs, leopard skins, copper, amethyst, carnelian, feldspar, oils, gum resins, cattle, dogs and many wild animals.
Egypt was to invade Nubia many times to take advantage of her natural resources - in the Middle Kingdom, Egyptian fortresses lined the Nile as mines and quarries were opened, and caravan routes brought the rich bounty of Nubia to Egypt.
The chief city of Nubia in the 6th century BC (although it was used as a royal residence as early as the 8th century BC), the rulers of Nubia were buried here in steeply sided pyramids.
members.tripod.com /~ib205/nubia.html   (1070 words)

While the Egyptians and the Greek visions of Nubia seem equally one-dimensional, neither of them was founded on belief in racial superiority or inferiority as we would understand it today.
The archaeological salvage campaigns of the 1960's brought to Nubia for the first time a large group of scholars with no background either in Egyptology or in the Classics; people who could theoretically approach the study of Nubian history without inherited preconceptions.
Nubia, Corridor to Africa, as I have been reminded by critics, is less believable in terms of the anthropology of the 1960's and 1970's, even though it was written during that period.
www.arkamani.org /arkamani-library/invention_of_nubia.htm   (2519 words)

 Egypt: Nubia History
At this time, Nubia was known to the Egyptians as "Ta Sety," the "Land of the Bow," because of the fame of Nubian archers.
The purpose of the union, undoubtedly, was to resist Egyptian penetration and colonization of Nubia.
Nubia's most important resource for Egypt was precious metal, including gold and electrum.
www.touregypt.net /historicalessays/nubiac1.htm   (1490 words)

Nubia is administered by the Viceroy of Egypt.
Nubia succeeded in freeing itself from the control of Egypt, which became an independent Mohammedan kingdom in 969, but in 1173 Saladin's brother Schems Eddawalah Turanschah advanced from Yemen, destroyed the churches, and carried off the bishop and 70,000 Nubians.
Nubia was divided into petty states, chief of which was Sennar, founded in 1484 by the negro Funji.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11147a.htm   (1560 words)

 Nubia - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Nubia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Present day Nubia is a region of southern Egypt and northern Sudan which includes the Nile valley between Aswan and Khartoum and the Nubian desert to the east.
Much of Nubia was drowned by the waters of Lake Nasser, formed by the building of dams at Aswan.
For centuries, Nubia and Egypt had been at war, and the marriage brought the fighting to an end.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Nubia   (256 words)

 Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa
In 1991, while plans were still being laid, she recognized that Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa promised to be an extremely important exhibition for this generation of museum-goers and scholars interested in the history of Africa.
It was not until 1978, in a joint project organized by The Brooklyn Museum and the Loewey Museum of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, that a major exhibition presented this aspect of African history to the public.
In Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa, a wide variety of artifacts, including ceramic vessels, jewelry, statuary, and funerary inscriptions, document the rise and fall of a series of Nubian kingdoms, the richness and variety of their indigenous cultures, and the complicated relationships they had with the pharaonic state of Egypt.
www.umich.edu /~kelseydb/Exhibits/AncientNubia/AncientNubiaPressRelease.html   (1174 words)

 Nubia Index
Princess Nubia and her troupe depart "towards her FLOATING ISLAND realm perpetually girdled by concealing fog..." There Nubia approaches a Central African-type village with straw huts and men (there don't seem to be any other women) in vivid feathery headdresses, bare feet and loincloths.
Nubia is there in unarmored purple miniskirt and defends her mother from them, but is wounded in the attack.
Nu'Bia tells her story, how she was a Themysciran Amazon who won the "Tournament of Grace and Wonder" like Diana had, and become the Amazons' first champion.
hometown.aol.com /linastrick/nubia1.html   (3897 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Egypt in Nubia and vice versa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An incense burner was found in Nubia that dated to the dawn of history, 3100 BC or even earlier, and which caused great curiosity because of its engraving.
What is known as the A-group cemeteries found in Nubia represent its Neolithic culture of between 3500 and 2800 BC, and extended along the whole length of Lower Nubia and even beyond the Second Cataract about 200 kilometres south of Aswan.
An interesting and important observation made by missions working in Nubia in the 1960s was an apparent attempt by the early Pharaohs to control Lower Nubia by creating centres of permanent occupation, even as far south as Kerma, the gateway to the vast riches of the inner Africa.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/691/heritage.htm   (2635 words)

This land, which now includes Nubia, is a land of enormous distances, and its exploration was long impeded by problems of transport and political unrest.
South of the Blemmyes, the Meroitic province of Lower Nubia collapsed by about A. 300, and by 375, the kingdom of the Noubades, now known as Nubians was established with its capital near the modern Sudanese Border.
A.D. Nubia first became Christian in the time of the Roman emperor Justinian, but soon after, the Moslem Arabs conquered Egypt, and the Nubians were isolated from direct contact with the Christian world north of the Mediterranean.
www-oi.uchicago.edu /OI/PROJ/NUB/NUBX/NUBX_brochure.html   (1977 words)

Nubia was only sparsely populated, and may have had a population of 100,000 during the New Kingdom.
The revenues from the conquered territories of Nubia and Kush were, like those from part of Canaan and the Lebanese coast, considered to be imposts.
The ruling classes of Nubia, at least, adopted this god, and in the eighth century BCE they were to conquer Egypt in his name.
www.reshafim.org.il /ad/egypt/nubia.htm   (3106 words)

 Nubia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nubia is believed to have served as a trade corridor between Egypt and tropical Africa long before 3100 BCE.
However, John of Bisclorum records that the kingdom of Makuria was converted to Roman Catholicism the same year, suggesting that John of Ephesus might be mistaken.
Further doubt is cast on John's testimony by an entry in the chronicle of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria Eutychius, which states that in 719 the church of Nubia transferred its allegiance from the Greek Orthodox to the Coptic Church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nubia   (1550 words)

 Nubia today
The life of the Nubians living from Aswan to the Second Cataract from the beginning of the past century is linked to the building of the two Aswan Dams, which caused the flooding of their traditional environment and opened a new chapter in their history, a chapter which we are still writing.
The land was regularly cultivated using the sagiya or waterwheel and the shaduf as in Egypt.
This happened in Nubia in 1933, when the Aswan Dam was elevated for the second time and all the villages of Nubia were to be submerged.
www.numibia.net /nubia/nubia.htm   (1884 words)

 William John Bankes Egypt and Nubia
Burckhardt had traveled through Nubia in 1813 and was the first European to discover the Great Temple at Abu Simbel and, in Syria, the first to enter Petra, although his account was published only posthumously.
The antiquities are now on display in a special museum in the house, which is owned by The National Trust and is open to the public.
Bankes's portfolio remains an extraordinarily valuable record of the archaeology of Nubia, and in some cases represents the only record of inscriptions and monuments which would otherwise have remained unknown.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo31/egypt_nubia_bankes.htm   (1573 words)

 Ancient Nubia -- Map and History - 25th Dynasty Egypt
This is the end of the 25th Dynasty Egypt; withdrew to Nubia; moved their administrative center further south, from Napata to Meroë;.
The riches of Nubia and providential bumper crops brought by extraordinarily favorable climatological conditions, Taharqa invested considerable resources into celebrating the glory of Amun, first in his own Kingdom of Napata, but also in his Egyptian territories.
Immigrants from the Near East, Libya, the Aegean, Nubia, and elsewhere settled in Egypt.
www.homestead.com /wysinger/mapofnubia.html   (3021 words)

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