Ancient Nubia

African Kingdoms on the Nile

Edited by Marjorie M. Fisher
Peter Lacovara
Salima Ikram
Sue D’Auria
Photographs byChester Higgins Jr.
Foreword by Zahi Hawass

2012 American Publishers (PROSE) Awards winner for Best Archaeology & Anthropology Book For most of the modern world, ancient Nubia seems an un

English edition
472 pp.
200 color illus.
23X30cm
ISBN 9789774164781
For sale worldwide

39.95

2012 American Publishers (PROSE) Awards winner for Best Archaeology & Anthropology Book

For most of the modern world, ancient Nubia seems an unknown and enigmatic land. Only a handful of archaeologists have studied its history or unearthed the Nubian cities, temples, and cemeteries that once dotted the landscape of southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Nubia’s 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. Over the past century, particularly during this last generation, scholars have begun to focus more attention on the fascinating cultures of ancient Nubia, ironically prompted by the construction of large dams that have flooded vast tracts of the ancient land. This book attempts to document some of what has recently been discovered about ancient Nubia, with its remarkable history, architecture, and culture, and thereby to give us a picture of this rich, but unfamiliar, African legacy.

Marjorie M. Fisher

Marjorie M. Fisher is adjunct professor of Egyptology at the University of Michigan. Peter Lacovara is Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University. Sue D’Auria is a former Assistant Curator at the Huntington Museum of Art, and has edited several books on Egyptology. Salima Ikram is professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo, and has published extensively on a variety of subjects in Egyptology.

Salima Ikram

Salima Ikram and Aidan Dodson are the authors of The Mummy in Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 1998) and The Tomb in Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 2008).

Zahi Hawass

Dr. Zahi Hawass is the former secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities and the author of many books on ancient Egypt.
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