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Emory University

The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Nubia

Emory University via Coursera

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The class will reveal one of the most dynamic, yet little known cultures of the ancient world.  We will explore the geography and archaeology of Nubia, Egypt’s neighbor to the south and home to a series of remarkable and innovative civilizations. It will cover the period from the earliest inhabitants of the Nile Valley (Paleolithic through Neolithic and domestication of plants and animals), and continue until the advent of Christianity. 


Week 1: Lost Land Emerging: The Geography of Nubia

Week 2: In the Beginning: Pre-History to the A-Group

Week 3: The B-Group, C-Group, and Pan-Grave Cultures

Week 4: The City and the Kingdom: The Kerma Culture

Week 5: The Empire Strikes Back: New Kingdom Occupation

Week 6: Nubian Renaissance & Naptan Nubia

Week 7: Southern Strategy: Meroitic Nubia

Week 8: The Long Twilight: Post-Meroitic Nubia

Taught by

Peter Lacovara


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