Term Papers On Ancient Nubia
) is a region along the Nile river encompassing the area between Aswan in southern Egypt and Khartoum in central Sudan.It was the seat of one of the earliest civilizations of ancient Africa, with a history that can be traced from at least 2500 BC onward with the Kerma culture.The primarily archaeological science dealing with ancient Nubia is called Nubiology.
However, linguistic evidence indicates that the languages spoken in the ancient Kerma Culture (present-day southern Egypt and northern Sudan) in Nubia, belonged to the Cushitic branch of the Afroasiatic languages.
Lower Nubia lies between the First and the Second Cataracts, within the current borders of Egypt.
Middle Nubia lies between the Second and the Third Cataracts. Modern scholars typically refer to the people from this area as the "A-Group" culture.
The latter was conquered by the New Kingdom of Egypt under pharaoh Thutmose I around 1500 BC.
Nubia was home to several empires, most prominently the kingdom of Kush, which conquered Egypt during the 8th century BC during the reign of Piye and ruled the country as its Twenty-fifth Dynasty (to be replaced a century later by the native Egyptian Twenty-sixth Dynasty).