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Trade in Ancient Egypt
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Trade in Ancient Egypt

Trade has always been a vital aspect of any civilization whether at the local or international level. However many goods one has, whether as an individual, a community, or a country, there will always be something one lacks and will need...
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...
Abu Simbel
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is an ancient temple complex, originally cut into a solid rock cliff, in southern Egypt and located at the second cataract of the Nile River. The two temples which comprise the site were created during the reign of Ramesses II...
New Kingdom of Egypt
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

New Kingdom of Egypt

The New Kingdom (c. 1570- c.1069 BCE) is the era in Egyptian history following the disunity of the Second Intermediate Period (c. 1782-1570 BCE) and preceding the dissolution of the central government at the start of the Third Intermediate...
Faras Cathedral
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Faras Cathedral

The Cathedral of Faras, a city in ancient Nubia and once the capital of the Kingdom of Faras (aka Nobatia), was built and rebuilt from the 8th to 11th century CE. Its interior was decorated with hundreds of frescoes which are amongst the...
The Candaces of Meroe
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

The Candaces of Meroe

The Candaces of Meroe were the queens of the Kingdom of Kush who ruled from the city of Meroe c. 284 BCE-c. 314 CE - a number of whom ruled independently c. 170 BCE-c. 314 CE - in what is now Sudan. The title Candace is the Latinized version...
Workers Dismantling Semna West temple
Imageby UNESCO / Rex Keating

Workers Dismantling Semna West temple

3500 years after its construction, the temple of the fortress of Semna West was dismantled in 1964 to be rebuilt in the gardens of the new Khartoum museum. Semna West, Sudan (1964)
The Egyptian Amulet: Pious Symbols of Spiritual Life
Articleby P. Joseph D.

The Egyptian Amulet: Pious Symbols of Spiritual Life

Material Objects & Cultures Material objects convey volumes about the people who possessed them. Cultures and societies in every generation are in part classified - either correctly or incorrectly - by the objects or symbols they...
Christiane Desroches Noblecourt - Strong as the Stones she was able to move
Articleby Irene Fanizza

Christiane Desroches Noblecourt - Strong as the Stones she was able to move

Her name echoes down the corridors, in classrooms and in books, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt was a great French Egyptologist and, in the opinion of the writer, a woman strong and determined enough to have been the first female to direct...
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...
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