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Nubia (/ ˈnjuːbiə, ˈnuː -/) 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.
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Nubia (/ ˈnuːbiə, ˈnjuː -/) is a region along the Nile river encompassing the area between Aswan in southern Egypt and Khartoum in central Sudan.
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). Finally, the last kingdom was centered on Meroë (300 BC–AD 300).
- Nubian pyramids
- 800 BCE - 100 CE
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.
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.
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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.
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