Nubia (/ ˈ n j uː b i ə, ˈ n uː-/) is a region along the Nile river encompassing the area between the first cataract of the Nile (just south of Aswan in southern Egypt) and the confluence of the Blue and White Niles (south of Khartoum in central Sudan), or more strictly, Al Dabbah.
Nubian pyramids are pyramids that were built by the rulers of the ancient Kushite kingdoms. The area of the Nile valley known as Nubia, which lies within the north of present day Sudan, was home to three Kushite kingdoms during antiquity. The first had its capital at Kerma (2500–1500 BC). The second was centered on Napata (1000–300 BC).
- Nubian pyramids
- 800 BCE - 100 CE
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The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel (Arabic: أبو سمبل ), a village in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser , about 230 km (140 mi) southwest of Aswan (about 300 km (190 mi) by road).
(Enlarge) (PDF for Print) (Freely Distributed) Map of Nubia in Ancient Egypt During the time of Moses and the Exodus the land of Egypt was divided into Upper and Lower Egypt. Lower Egypt was the northern region closer to the Mediterranean Sea, the Nile Delta.
Finally, there is no History of Nubia article, therefore this article serves the purpose of both the History of Nubia article and standard Nubia article. A spin off history of nubia article would be a much better idea than shortening Nubia's history content because other editors won't bother to enrich the Islamic Nubia section EditorfromMars ...
It is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Before construction, Sudan was against the building of Lake Nasser because it would encroach on land in the North, where the Nubian people lived. They would have to be resettled. In the end Sudan's land near the area of Lake Nasser was mostly flooded by the lake.
Meroë was the southern capital of the Kingdom of Kush. The Kingdom of Kush spanned the period c. 800 BCE – c. 350 CE but, initially, its main capital was farther north at Napata. King Aspelta moved the capital to Meroë, considerably farther south than Napata, possibly c. 591 BCE, just after the sack of Napata by Egyptian Pharaoh Psamtik II.
Sudan's history goes back to the Pharaonic period, witnessing the Kingdom of Kerma (c. 2500–1500 BC), the subsequent rule of the Egyptian New Kingdom (c. 1500 BC–1070 BC) and the rise of the Kingdom of Kush (c. 785 BC–350 AD), which would in turn control Egypt itself for nearly a century.