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The Nubian Kings of Egypt, ignored or forgotten?

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posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 12:29 PM
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For 75 years Nubian kings ruled over ancient Egypt, reunifying the country and building an empire. Until recently, theirs was a chapter of history lost in the shadows.


Pyramids were adopted by the Nubian conquerors who ruled over Egypt for a time and built their own pyramids in what is now Sudan.



Until recently, theirs was a chapter of history that largely went untold. Only in the past four decades have archaeologists resurrected their story—and come to recognize that the black pharaohs didn’t appear out of nowhere. They sprang from a robust African civilization that had flourished on the southern banks of the Nile for 2,500 years, going back at least as far as the first Egyptian dynasty.


Edit: Also you can find a hard copy of this article in this month's issue of National Geographic magazine.

[edit on 6-2-2008 by spec_ops_wannabe]




posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 12:30 PM
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Now our understanding of this civilization is once again threatened with obscurity. The Sudanese government is building a hydroelectric dam along the Nile, 600 miles upstream from the Aswan High Dam, which Egypt constructed in the 1960s, consigning much of lower Nubia to the bottom of Lake Nasser (called Lake Nubia in Sudan). By 2009, the massive Merowe Dam should be complete, and a 106-mile-long lake will flood the terrain abutting the Nile’s Fourth Cataract, or rapid, including thousands of unexplored sites. For the past nine years, archaeologists have flocked to the region, furiously digging before another repository of Nubian history goes the way of Atlantis.


Edit: The article goes on for about 5 pages on the website.

[edit on 6-2-2008 by spec_ops_wannabe]



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