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SSU exhibit explores archaeology in ancient Nubia [Savannah State University ]
Connect Savannah ^ | February 5, 2008 | Linda Sickler

Posted on 02/06/2008 6:46:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv

Nubia was an important part of the trade route from ancient Egypt to other parts of Africa. Tirhaka, mentioned in the Bible as the king of Ethiopia (II Kings, 18-20; Isaiah, 37-38), actually was Taharqa, king of Nubia and Kush. He ruled Egypt from 690 to 664 BC during its 25th Dynasty. The Kingdom of Kerma was the first Nubian kingdom to unify much of the region. Its capital city was one of the earliest urban centers in tropical Africa. The kings of Kerma left behind rich tombs, which were filled with their possessions and sacrificial offerings. The metalworking and eggshell pottery created in Kerma was even finer than that produced in Egypt. The Nubian pyramids were built in the Kingdom of Kush, which survived longer as a kingdom than Egypt did. The residents of Meroe developed a written language called Meroitic, which had an alphabet of 23 signs. "Meroitic has never been translated," says Dr. Ronald Bailey, a visiting professor in Africana Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Savannah State University. "They haven't found a Rosetta Stone to provide a key. "We look at the work of scientists and think they know everything about Nubia," Bailey says. "But they don't know it all because they can't crack the language."]

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: 25thdynasty; afrocentricity; afrocentrism; blackathena; blackpharaoh; blackpharaohs; blacksparkwhitefire; ethiopiandynasty; godsgravesglyphs; memnon; nubiandynasty; richardpoe
In a spectacular non-sequitur, the author of this piece claims that Nubia hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, not because it was derivative of Egypt, and not because the meager written records they left can't be read (yet), but because the Nubians were black.
SSU exhibit explores archaeology in ancient Nubia

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