Piye Necho II
This Project Dedicated to the Memory of
Dr. Peter L. Shinnie (1915-2007) University of Calgary, Alberta and
Dr. Frank Yurco (1944-2004) University of Chicago
in gratitude for their assistance when I began studying this subject in 1995
The study of ancient Nubia, which is primarily located in the modern country of Sudan, is much neglected in most universities, especially here in the US. Often when it is addressed it is only as an adjunct of Egypt. Two great kingdoms (Kerma and Napata/Meroe) that challenged Egypt and much more that remains unknown, like where was Yam? Although a great deal of the culture and art of the Napatan/Meroitic kingdom was derived from Egypt (after all Egypt had by that time ruled much of the area off and on for several centuries and the Napatans themselves ruled Egypt for several generations) there was also much that was unique, as their kingdom lasted for about 700 years after Egypt was conquered by the Greeks of Alexander the Great and then the Romans of the Emperor Augustus. This site attempts to spark interest in Nubian Studies by presenting a series of short video presentations about various periods as represented by expeditions and explorations in and around Nubia.