Topics similar to or like Lower Nubia

Northernmost part of Nubia, downstream on the Nile from Upper Nubia. Wikipedia

  • Upper Nubia

    Southernmost part of Nubia, upstream on the Nile from Lower Nubia. So called because the Nile flows north, so it is further upstream and of higher elevation in relation to Lower Nubia. Wikipedia

  • Korosko

    Settlement on the Nile River in Egyptian Nubia. Located 118 mi south of Aswan and served as the point of departure for caravans avoiding the Dongola bend in the river by striking out directly across the desert to Abu Hamad and thereby bypassing the second, third and fourth cataracts of the Nile. Wikipedia

  • Nubia

    Region along the Nile river encompassing the area between Aswan in southern Egypt and Khartoum in central Sudan. The seat of one of the earliest civilizations of ancient Africa, as the Kerma culture lasted from around 2500 BCE until its conquest by the New Kingdom of Egypt under pharaoh Thutmose I around 1500 BCE. Wikipedia

  • A-Group culture

    Ancient civilization that flourished between the First and Second Cataracts of the Nile in Nubia. It lasted from c. Wikipedia

  • Kingdom of Kush

    Ancient kingdom in Nubia, located at the Sudanese and southern Egyptian Nile Valley. Established after the Late Bronze Age collapse and the disintegration of the New Kingdom of Egypt. Wikipedia

  • Dongola Reach

    Reach of approximately 160 km in length stretching from the Fourth downriver to the Third Cataracts of the Nile in Upper Nubia, Sudan. The heart of ancient Nubia. Wikipedia

  • Medieval Arabic name for Lower Nubia, the region of the Nile around the first and second cataracts, including Aswan. Sometimes used interchangeably with the Nubian region of Nobadia. Wikipedia

  • Upper Egypt

    Strip of land on both sides of the Nile that extends between Nubia and downriver (northwards) to Lower Egypt. Between the Cataracts of the Nile above modern-day Aswan, downriver to the area of El-Ayait, which places modern-day Cairo in Lower Egypt. Wikipedia

  • Qustul

    Archaeological cemetery located on the eastern bank of the Nile in Lower Nubia, just opposite of Ballana near the Sudan frontier. The site has archaeological records from the A-Group culture, the New Kingdom of Egypt and the X-Group culture. Wikipedia

  • Batn-El-Hajar

    Reach of approximately 160 km in length stretching from the Dal Cataract of the Nile downriver to the now under Lake Nubia submerged Second Cataract in present-day Sudan. Barren and granite-rich landscape limiting arable soil and, thus, sparsely inhabited. Wikipedia

  • Triakontaschoinos

    Geographical and administrative term used in the Greco-Roman world for the part of Lower Nubia between the First and Second Cataracts of the Nile, which formed a buffer zone between Egypt and later Rome on the one hand and Meroe on the other hand. Known as the Dodekaschoinos or Dodecaschoenus . Wikipedia

  • Large island in the Nile River in Nubia between the second and third cataracts, in the country of Sudan. 12 km long and 5.5 km wide. Wikipedia

  • Askut

    Ancient Egyptian island fortress in the Middle Kingdom on the Nile, which was built for the purpose of securing the border to Nubia. Since the completion of the Aswan High Dam, the island has been flooded with Lake Nubia. Wikipedia

  • Bigeh

    Island and archaeological site situated along the Nile River in historic Nubia, and within the Aswan Governorate of southern Egypt. The island has been situated in the reservoir of the Old Aswan Dam, since the dam's initial completion in 1902. Wikipedia

  • Karanog

    Kushite town in Lower Nubia on the west bank of the Nile (near Qasr Ibrim). Probably a provincial capital under its own in the second and third centuries AD. Wikipedia

  • Nubians

    Ethnolinguistic group of Africans indigenous to present-day Sudan and southern Egypt who originate from the early inhabitants of the central Nile valley, believed to be one of the earliest cradles of civilization. They speak Nubian languages, part of the Northern Eastern Sudanic languages. Wikipedia

  • Nilo-Saharan languages

    The Nilo-Saharan languages are a proposed family of African languages spoken by some 50–60 million people, mainly in the upper parts of the Chari and Nile rivers, including historic Nubia, north of where the two tributaries of the Nile meet. The languages extend through 17 nations in the northern half of Africa: from Algeria to Benin in the west; from Libya to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the centre; and from Egypt to Tanzania in the east. Wikipedia

  • Nile

    Major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is the longest river in Africa and the disputed longest river in the world, as the Brazilian government says that the Amazon River is longer than the Nile. About 6650 km long, is an "international" river as its drainage basin covers eleven countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Republic of the Sudan, and Egypt. Wikipedia

  • Philae

    Island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. Originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt and was the site of an Egyptian temple complex. Wikipedia

  • Shellal

    Small ancient village on the banks of the Nile, south of Aswan in Upper Egypt. The traditional northern frontier of the Nubian region with both the Egyptian Empire and the Roman Empire. Wikipedia

  • Ballana

    Cemetery in Lower Nubia. Excavated by Walter Bryan Emery along with nearby Qustul between 1928 and 1931 as a rescue project before a second rising of the Aswan Low Dam. Wikipedia

  • Qasr Ibrim

    Archaeological site in Lower Nubia, located in the modern country of Egypt. Pedeme to the Meroitic inhabitants, and Primis to the Romans. Wikipedia

  • Kashta

    8th century BC king of the Kushite Dynasty in ancient Nubia and the successor of Alara. Often translated directly as "The Kushite". Wikipedia

  • Wadi Halfa

    City in the Northern state of Sudan on the shores of "Lake Nubia" (the Sudanese section of Lake Nasser). Terminus of a rail line from Khartoum and the point where goods are transferred from rail to ferries going down the lake. Wikipedia

  • C-Group culture

    Archaeological culture found in Lower Nubia, which dates from ca. 2400 BCE to ca. Wikipedia

  • Abu Simbel

    Village in the Egyptian part of Nubia, about 240 kilometers southwest of Aswan and near the border with Sudan. As of 2012, it has about 2600 inhabitants. Wikipedia

  • Nubian Museum

    Archaeological museum located in Aswan, Upper Egypt. Built to a design by architect Mahmoud El-Hakim for an estimated construction cost of LE 75 million . Wikipedia

  • Napata

    City of ancient Nubia on the west bank of the Nile at the site of modern Karima, Sudan. The southernmost permanent settlement in the New Kingdom of Egypt and the main Nubian cult centre of Amun. Wikipedia

  • Aniba (Nubia)

    Village in Nubia, about 230 km south of Aswan. Today flooded by the Lake Nasser. Wikipedia

  • Elephantine

    Island on the Nile, forming part of the city of Aswan in Upper Egypt. There are archaeological sites on the island. Wikipedia


Sentences forLower Nubia

  • Under his rule, Egyptian armies pushed south into Nubia as far as the Second Cataract, building a border fort at Buhen and incorporating all of Lower Nubia as an Egyptian colony.Middle Kingdom of Egypt-Wikipedia
  • In 1365 a civil war forced the Makurian court to flee to Gebel Adda in Lower Nubia, while Dongola was destroyed and left to the Arabs.Sudan-Wikipedia
  • In Handbook of Ancient Nubia, Claude Rilly (2019) states that Cushitic languages once dominated Lower Nubia along with the Ancient Egyptian language.Cushitic languages-Wikipedia
  • Rilly (2019) mentions historical records of a powerful Cushitic speaking race which controlled Lower Nubia and some cities in Upper Egypt.Cushitic languages-Wikipedia
  • He mentions the relationship between the modern Beja language and the ancient Cushitic Blemmyan language which dominated Lower Nubia:Cushitic languages-Wikipedia
  • There were no traces of an independent Christian kingdom when the Ottomans occupied Lower Nubia in the 1560s, while the Funj had come into possession of Upper Nubia south of the third cataract.Makuria-Wikipedia
  • Lower Nubia lies between the First and the Second Cataracts, within the current borders of Egypt.Nubia-Wikipedia
  • Linguistic evidence indicates that Cushitic languages were spoken in Lower Nubia, an ancient region which straddles present day Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan, before the arrival of North Eastern Sudanic languages from Upper Nubia.Cushitic languages-Wikipedia
  • By 1365 Makuria had virtually collapsed and was reduced to a petty kingdom restricted to Lower Nubia, until finally disappearing c.Funj Sultanate-Wikipedia
  • Other parts of Nubia, particularly Lower or Upper Nubia, were at times a part of ancient Pharaonic Egypt and at other times a rival state representing parts of Meroë or the Kingdom of Kush.Nubians-Wikipedia
  • Until 1570, however, the Ottomans had established themselves in Qasr Ibrim in Lower Nubia, most likely a preemptive move to secure Upper Egypt from Funj aggression.Funj Sultanate-Wikipedia
  • Hebrew scholar David M. Goldenberg has suggested that the Hebrew name is derived from Kash, the Egyptian name of Lower Nubia and later of the Nubian kingdom at Napata, known as the Kingdom of Kush.Cush (Bible)-Wikipedia
  • Ptolemaic control was restored as far south as Philae, but Lower Nubia, which had come under the control of the kingdom of Meroe during the revolt, was not reclaimed.Ptolemy IX Soter-Wikipedia
  • Until the reign of Ptolemy IV, the Ptolemies had controlled the region south of Aswan to the second cataract, which was known as the Triacontaschoenus or Lower Nubia and included rich gold mines.Ptolemy VI Philometor-Wikipedia
  • There is little evidence for military action during Nyuserre's reign; the Egyptian state continued to maintain trade relations with Byblos on the Levantine coast and to send mining and quarrying expeditions to Sinai and Lower Nubia.Nyuserre Ini-Wikipedia
  • In 1365 a civil war forced the Makurian court to flee to Gebel Adda in Lower Nubia, while Dongola was destroyed and left to the Arabs.History of Sudan-Wikipedia
  • It had disappeared by the 1560s, when the Ottomans occupied Lower Nubia.Makuria-Wikipedia
  • His father, Abbas Al-Aswany, was from Aswan (in Lower Nubia) and was a lawyer and writer who “is remembered as being a captivating and charismatic speaker with a broad following and loyalty within a cross-section of the Egyptian revolutionary intelligentsia”.Alaa Al Aswany-Wikipedia
  • The island is located just downstream of the First Cataract, at the southern border of Upper Egypt with Lower Nubia.Elephantine-Wikipedia
  • Trade with Makuria probably ran through the Bayuda Desert, following Wadi Abu Dom or Wadi Muqaddam, while another route went from near Abu Hamad to Korosko in Lower Nubia.Alodia-Wikipedia
  • Anthropological and archaeological research indicate that during the pre-dynastic period Lower Nubia and Nagadan Upper Egypt were ethnically, and culturally nearly identical, and thus, simultaneously evolved systems of Pharaonic kingship by 3300 BC.History of Sudan-Wikipedia
  • The rebellion also meant that the Ptolemies lost contact with the Triacontaschoenus region (Lower Nubia).Ptolemy X Alexander I-Wikipedia
  • Rilly (2019) mentions historical records of a powerful Cushitic speaking group which controlled Lower Nubia and some cities in Upper Egypt.Blemmyes-Wikipedia
  • More recent linguistic research suggests that the people of the Kerma culture (in southern Nubia) instead spoke Nilo-Saharan languages of the Eastern Sudanic branch, and that the peoples of the C-Group culture to their north (in northern Nubia, and other northern Nubian groups) spoke Cushitic languages with some of the latter possibly being related to the modern Beja language.Cushitic languages-Wikipedia
  • However, the linguistic identity of the ancient Kerma Culture of southern and central Nubia (also known as Upper Nubia), is uncertain, with some suggesting that it belonged to the Cushitic branch of Afroasiatic languages, and other more recent research indicating that the Kerma culture instead belonged to the Eastern Sudanic branch of Nilo-Saharan languages, with other peoples of northern (or Lower) Nubia (such as the C-group culture and the Blemmyes) having spoken Cushitic languages before the spread of Eastern Sudanic languages from southern (or Upper) Nubia.Nubia-Wikipedia
  • He mentions the relationship between the modern Beja language and the ancient Cushitic Blemmyan language which dominated Lower Nubia:Blemmyes-Wikipedia
  • On the other hand, more recent research by Claude Rilly (2010, 2016) and Julien Cooper (2017) instead indicates that the people of the Kerma culture (located in Upper Nubia) spoke Nilo-Saharan languages of the Eastern Sudanic branch, and that the peoples of the C-Group culture and Blemmyes to their north (in Lower Nubia) spoke Cushitic languages with some of the latter possibly being related to the modern Beja language.Cushitic languages-Wikipedia
  • Nobatia or Nobadia (Greek: Νοβαδἰα, Nobadia; Old Nubian: ⲙⲓⲅⲓⲧⲛ︦ ⲅⲟⲩⲗ, Migitin Goul) was a late antique kingdom in Lower Nubia.Nobatia-Wikipedia
  • Qasr Ibrim (قصر ابريم, Old Nubian: Silimi) is an archaeological site in Lower Nubia, located in the modern country of Egypt.Qasr Ibrim-Wikipedia
  • Among the sampled populations, the Kerma people were overall nearest to the Kush populations in Upper Nubia, the A-Group culture bearers of Lower Nubia, and to Ethiopians, followed by the Meroitic, X-Group and Christian period inhabitants of Lower Nubia, and then to the C-Group and Pharaonic era skeletons excavated in Lower Nubia and ancient Egyptians (Naqada, Badari, Hierakonpolis, Abydos and Kharga in Upper Egypt; Hawara in Lower Egypt).Kerma culture-Wikipedia

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