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Ancient Nubia : African kingdoms on the Nile / edited by Marjorie M. Fisher ... [et al.] ; with photographs by Chester Higgins Jr.

Contributor(s): Fisher, Marjorie M [editor.] | Higgins, Chester [photographer.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cairo ; New York : The American University in Cairo Press, c.2012Description: xx, 452 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps, plans ; 31 cmISBN: 9789774164781; 9774164784Other title: African kingdoms on the NileSubject(s): | Nubia -- Antiquities | Nubia -- History | Egypt -- Antiquities | Sudan -- Antiquities | Generalities Communication and mass media BAEPS, Political Science February2019DDC classification: 939.78
Contents:
The land of Nubia / Peter Lacovara -- The history of Nubia / Marjorie M. Fisher -- The early exploration and archaeology of Nubia / Peter Lacovara. Sidelight: the treasure of a Nubian queen / Peter Lacovara and Yvonne J. Markowitz -- Saving Nubia's legacy / Zahi Hawass -- Archaeological salvage in the fourth cataract, northern Sudan (1991-2008) / Geoff Emberling -- The art and architecture of early Nubia: the A-Group to the Kerma culture / Peter Lacovara -- Marjorie M. Fisher. Sidelight : Akhenaten in Nubia / W. Raymond Johnson -- The art and architecture of Kushite Nubia / Peter Lacovara -- The art and architecture of Meroitic Nubia / David O'Connor -- Kings and kingship in ancient Nubia / Robert G. Morkot -- Nubian religion / Janice W. Yellin -- Burial customs in ancient Nubia / Peter Lacovara and Christian Knoblauch -- Texts and writing in ancient Nubia / Susan K. Doll -- Daily life in ancient Nubia / Peter Lacovara -- Women in ancient Nubia / Joyce Haynes and Mimi Santini-Ritt -- Nubian adornment / Yvonne J. Markowitz -- Nubian ceramics / Christian Knoblauch and Peter Lacovara -- From food to furniture: animals in ancient Nubia / Salima Ikram -- Gebel Qeili / Peter Lacovara -- Naqa / Janice W. Yellin -- Musawwarat al-Sufra / Claudia Naser -- Wad ban Naqa / Janice W. Yellin -- Al-Hobagi / Janice W. Yellin -- Muweis / Janice W. Yellin -- Al-Hassa / Janice W. Yellin -- Hamadab / Janice W. Yellin -- Meroe / Janice W. Yellin -- Dangeil / Janice W. Yellin -- Nuri / Susan K. Doll -- Gebel Barkal / Joyce Haynes and Mimi Santini-Ritt -- Al-Kurru / Peter Lacovara -- Kawa / Robert G. Morkot -- Tabo / Robert G. Morkot -- Kerma / Charles Bonnet -- Tombos / Janice W. Yellin -- Nauri / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Sesebi / Robert G. Morkot -- Soleb / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Sedeinga / Robert G. Morkot -- Sai Island / Janice W. Yellin -- Amara West / Robert G. Morkot -- Gammai / Peter Lacovara -- Gebel Sheikh Suleiman / Christian Knoblauch -- Second cataract forts / Bruce Williams -- The C-Group in Lower Nubia / Claudia Näser -- Qustul / Peter Lacovara -- Peter Lacovara and Salima Ikram -- Abu Simbel / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Arminna West and Arminna East / Janice W. Yellin -- Toshka East and Toshka West / Janice W. Yellin -- Qasr Ibrim / Pamela J. Rose -- Karanog / Janice W. Yellin -- Derr / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Amada / Robert G. Morkot -- Wadi al-Sebua / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Maharraqa / Peter Lacovara -- Dakka / Peter Lacovara -- Gerf Hussein / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Dendur / Sue D'Auria -- Beit al-Wali / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Kalabsha / Peter Lacovara -- Taffeh / Elizabeth Cummins -- Qertassi / Peter Lacovara -- Debod / Sue D'Auria -- Philae / Sue D'Auria -- Elephantine and Aswan / Salima Ikram and Christian Knoblauch.
Summary: Nubia's remote setting has not only lent it an air of mystery, but also isolated it from exploration. This book attempts to document some of the recent discovers about ancient Nubia, with its remarkable history, architecture, and culture. By doing so, the authors of the essays give us a picture of this rich, but unfamiliar, African legacy.
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Includes glossary.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The land of Nubia / Peter Lacovara -- The history of Nubia / Marjorie M. Fisher -- The early exploration and archaeology of Nubia / Peter Lacovara. Sidelight: the treasure of a Nubian queen / Peter Lacovara and Yvonne J. Markowitz -- Saving Nubia's legacy / Zahi Hawass -- Archaeological salvage in the fourth cataract, northern Sudan (1991-2008) / Geoff Emberling -- The art and architecture of early Nubia: the A-Group to the Kerma culture / Peter Lacovara -- The art and architecture of Nubia during the New Kingdom: Egypt in Nubia / Marjorie M. Fisher. Sidelight : Akhenaten in Nubia / W. Raymond Johnson -- The art and architecture of Kushite Nubia / Peter Lacovara -- The art and architecture of Meroitic Nubia / David O'Connor -- Kings and kingship in ancient Nubia / Robert G. Morkot -- Nubian religion / Janice W. Yellin -- Burial customs in ancient Nubia / Peter Lacovara and Christian Knoblauch -- Texts and writing in ancient Nubia / Susan K. Doll -- Daily life in ancient Nubia / Peter Lacovara -- Women in ancient Nubia / Joyce Haynes and Mimi Santini-Ritt -- Nubian adornment / Yvonne J. Markowitz -- Nubian ceramics / Christian Knoblauch and Peter Lacovara -- From food to furniture: animals in ancient Nubia / Salima Ikram -- Gebel Qeili / Peter Lacovara -- Naqa / Janice W. Yellin -- Musawwarat al-Sufra / Claudia Naser -- Wad ban Naqa / Janice W. Yellin -- Al-Hobagi / Janice W. Yellin -- Muweis / Janice W. Yellin -- Al-Hassa / Janice W. Yellin -- Hamadab / Janice W. Yellin -- Meroe / Janice W. Yellin -- Dangeil / Janice W. Yellin -- Nuri / Susan K. Doll -- Gebel Barkal / Joyce Haynes and Mimi Santini-Ritt -- Al-Kurru / Peter Lacovara -- Kawa / Robert G. Morkot -- Tabo / Robert G. Morkot -- Kerma / Charles Bonnet -- Tombos / Janice W. Yellin -- Nauri / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Sesebi / Robert G. Morkot -- Soleb / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Sedeinga / Robert G. Morkot -- Sai Island / Janice W. Yellin -- Amara West / Robert G. Morkot -- Gammai / Peter Lacovara -- Gebel Sheikh Suleiman / Christian Knoblauch -- Second cataract forts / Bruce Williams -- The C-Group in Lower Nubia / Claudia Näser -- Qustul / Peter Lacovara -- Ballana / Peter Lacovara and Salima Ikram -- Abu Simbel / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Arminna West and Arminna East / Janice W. Yellin -- Toshka East and Toshka West / Janice W. Yellin -- Qasr Ibrim / Pamela J. Rose -- Karanog / Janice W. Yellin -- Derr / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Amada / Robert G. Morkot -- Wadi al-Sebua / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Maharraqa / Peter Lacovara -- Dakka / Peter Lacovara -- Gerf Hussein / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Dendur / Sue D'Auria -- Beit al-Wali / Marjorie M. Fisher -- Kalabsha / Peter Lacovara -- Taffeh / Elizabeth Cummins -- Qertassi / Peter Lacovara -- Debod / Sue D'Auria -- Philae / Sue D'Auria -- Elephantine and Aswan / Salima Ikram and Christian Knoblauch.

Nubia's remote setting has not only lent it an air of mystery, but also isolated it from exploration. This book attempts to document some of the recent discovers about ancient Nubia, with its remarkable history, architecture, and culture. By doing so, the authors of the essays give us a picture of this rich, but unfamiliar, African legacy.

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