Ancient Nubia African Kingdom on the Nile

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.

Soleb, in Nubia
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
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
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
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
Nubia Temple

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

( © Chester Higgins Jr/chesterhiggins.com )
Pennut Tombs
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
Soleb Column, in Nubia

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

( © Chester Higgins Jr/chesterhiggins.com )
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