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Ancient Nubia Workshop

posted Mar 22, 2016, 5:50 PM by AIA DC
The Washington, D.C. chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, invites you to attend an interactive workshop:

"The Land of Kush"
by Aidan Dodson, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol
Saturday, April 9, 2016
10am - 3pm
505 East Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314

South of Aswan lies Nubia, stretching through Egypt and deep into the modern Sudan. Known in ancient times as Kush, it was the host to both rich local cultures and the relics of centuries of Egyptian imperialism. The latter had an intimate impact on the development of later cultures in Upper Nubia, which display a fascinating blend of Egyptian and Nubian elements. Today, we will take an armchair voyage up the Nile, from the 1st Cataract of the Nile to the place, over 500 miles to the south, where the Nile is created by the confluence of the Blue and White Niles. This will take in all the key monuments along our way, weaving into this the story of ancient Nubia, from its earliest cultures to the coming of Christianity millennia later.

Students, $30. RSVP
For more details, please visit ARCE-DC.
Mar 22, 2016, 5:50 PM