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Ancient Nubia African Kingdom on the Nile

Friday, February 15, 2013

Photographer Chester Higgins talks about new discoveries about ancient Nubia, its remarkable history, architecture, and culture, and legacy. Only a handful of archaeologists have studied Nubia’s history or unearthed the cities, temples, and cemeteries that once dotted the landscape of southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Its remote setting in the midst of an inhospitable desert, with access by river blocked by impassable rapids, has lent it not only an air of mystery, but also isolated it from exploration. Higgins’ photographs appear in the book Ancient Nubia African Kingdom on the Nile.

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Soleb, in Nubia

From Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nilepublished by the American University in Cairo Press.

© Chester Higgins Jr/chesterhiggins.com
Abu Simbel Ent, in Nubia

From Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nilepublished by the American University in Cairo Press.

© Chester Higgins Jr/chesterhiggins.com
Kalabsha, in Nubia

From Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nilepublished by the American University in Cairo Press.

© Chester Higgins Jr/chesterhiggins.com
Meroe Pyraminds, in Nubia

From Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nilepublished by the American University in Cairo Press.

© Chester Higgins Jr/chesterhiggins.com
Nubia Temple

From Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nilepublished by the American University in Cairo Press.

© Chester Higgins Jr/chesterhiggins.com
Pennut Tombs

From Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nilepublished by the American University in Cairo Press.

© Chester Higgins Jr/chesterhiggins.com
Soleb Column, in Nubia

From Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nilepublished by the American University in Cairo Press.

Guests:

Chester Higgins

Comments [2]

Amy from Manhattan

Did the Nubian rulers claim divinity, as Egypt's pharaohs did?

Feb. 15 2013 01:21 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

For what it's worth, Moses's second wife was a Cushite according to Biblical lore.

Feb. 15 2013 01:15 PM

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