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UNESCO's Nubia & Abu Simbel Campaign
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

UNESCO's Nubia & Abu Simbel Campaign

This collection is really dear to us as it is the fruit of our new collaboration and partnership with the UNESCO Archives. They have digitized a vast amount of resources that can be found on their platform and you can read all about their...
Dodekaschoinos
Definitionby Arienne King

Dodekaschoinos

The Dodekaschoinos (literally "Twelve Cities" in Greek) was the name of a region in Lower Nubia that became an important province of the Ptolemaic Kingdom after it was annexed from Meroitic Nubia by the Egyptian kingdom. The area...
Interrelations of Kerma and Pharaonic Egypt
Articleby P. Joseph D.

Interrelations of Kerma and Pharaonic Egypt

The vacillating nature of Ancient Egypt's associations with the Kingdom of Kerma may be described as one of expansion and contraction; a virtual tug-of-war between rival cultures. Structural changes in Egypt's administration led to alternating...
Greco-Roman Temple in Nubia
Imageby UNESCO / Laurenza

Greco-Roman Temple in Nubia

Greco-Roman Temple, the largest in Nubia after the temples at Abu Simbel, constructed at the time of Augustus upon another building from the 15th century BCE. Kalabsha, Nubia, Egypt - October 1959
Relics from the Kingdom of Kush & Ancient Nubia
Image Galleryby Patrick Goodman

Relics from the Kingdom of Kush & Ancient Nubia

Kush was a kingdom in North Africa in the region corresponding to modern-day Sudan. The larger region around Kush (later referred to as Nubia) had been inhabited since c. 8,000 BCE, but the Kingdom of Kush rose much later, flourishing between...
Southern Egypt/Nubia Map
Imageby SimonP

Southern Egypt/Nubia Map

A map indicating the location of the city of Faras, founded in 2040-1750 BCE and later a capital of Christian Nubia.
Head of a Colossus, Wadi es Sebui, Nubia
Imageby UNESCO / Paul Almasy

Head of a Colossus, Wadi es Sebui, Nubia

Wadi es Sebui (94 miles north of Aswan, left bank). Temple of Amon Ra and Ra Horakhti built during the reign of Rameses II (1290-1223 BCE). The fallen head of a colossus lies before the pylon of the temple. The statues, sphinxes and reliefs...
King Ergamenes and the Meroitic Empire    (Ancient Nubia) (Kingdom of Kush)
Videoby The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

King Ergamenes and the Meroitic Empire (Ancient Nubia) (Kingdom of Kush)

King Ergamenes (also known as King Arkamani I, r. 295-275 BCE) was the greatest king of the city of Meroe, Kingdom of Kush (located in modern-day Sudan) who broke free from Egyptian dominance to help direct a wholly distinct culture. The...
Senusret III
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Senusret III

Senusret III (c. 1878-1860 BCE, also known as Senwosret III, Sesostris III) was the 5th king of the 12th Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (2040-1782 BCE). His reign is often considered the height of the Middle Kingdom which was the...
Egyptian Gods - The Complete List
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Egyptian Gods - The Complete List

The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt were an integral part of the people's everyday lives. It is not surprising then that there were over 2,000 deities in the Egyptian pantheon. Some of these deities' names are well known: Isis, Osiris...
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