Nubia

Nubia

Streaming Video - 2011
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Once rivals and even rulers of Ancient Egypt, Nubian kingdoms dominated the eastern Sahara for millennia. In this program art historian Gus Casely-Hayford tours the ruins of Kerma and Meroe, two of Nubia's great capitals, to examine some of the cultural treasures these complex civilizations left behind: the remains of a vast worship center built 4,000 years ago, a temple to the god Amun, statues of the black pharaohs who founded Egypt's 25th Dynasty, and the spectacular group of more than 200 pyramids spread around the holy mountain of Jabel Barkal. Casely-Hayford also views a Neolithic rock art site, chants with mystics at a Sufi shrine, and visits Sudanese artisans to tell the story of a heritage that has stretched from prehistory to the modern day.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2009
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) :,sd., col., digital file

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