Nubia

Nubia: Ancient Egypt’s Southern Neighbor

We often think of Nubia, the area from Aswan south to sub-Saharan Africa, as being subservient to its more famous northern neighbor. However, this “Land of Kush” had its own powerful kingdoms and, in fact, ruled ancient Egypt during the 25th Dynasty. Dick Harwood will discuss the modern country of Sudan, the history of Nubia, and the current work being done by the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition at Nuri, a royal cemetery of Kushite kings with dozens of pyramids, tombs and temples.