Class Resources:
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Other Resources:
Ancient World Online--Open Access Ancient Nubia and Sudan
Full Text of Fontes Historiae Nubiorum I-IV
UNESCO General History of Africa v. 2
Lost Nubia: A Centennial Exhibit of Photographs from the 1905-1907 Egypt Expedition of the University of Chicago
The Nubia Salvage Project
The Lost Land of Nubia: Egypt’s Southern Neighbor in Africa
Ancient Nubia
Gallery of Artifacts from Exhibition “Ancient Nubia: Egypt’s Rival in Africa” e-books and texts
Project Gutenberg free ebooks

Week 10:  The Meroitic Kingdom and Interactions with Ptolemaic Egypt/Meroitic Art

FlipGrid Assignment: 
Answer the question:  How did the art and architecture of the Hellenistic and Roman world impact developments in Nubia? in a short (90 second) video response on FlipGrid.

Marjorie M. Fisher, et al. (2012). Ancient Nubia:  African Kingdoms on the Nile.

History of Nubia (by Marjorie M. Fisher, pp. 36-36)

The Art and Architecture of Meroitic Nubia (by David O’Connor)

Philae (site) (by Sue D’Auria)


László Török. (2011). Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia 300 BC – AD 250 and its Egyptian Models:  A Study in “Acculturation”


ch. 3 An Elusive Model: Images of Egypt’s Multicultural Identity in the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods

ch. 4 Early Contacts with Ptolemaic Egypt and Early Imports

ch. 9 Media and Messages:  The Autonomy of Nubian “Acculturation”


László Török. (2009). Between Two Worlds.

ch. 14 The Neighbor of Ptolemaic Egypt (c. 332-30 BC)


Excerpts for Cambridge History of Africa v. 2 (1978).

R. C. C. Law:


            Excerpts from UNESCO General History of Africa v. 2 (1981).

J. Leclant:

The Empire of Kush:  Napata and Meroe:  The Philhellene Ergamenos (from ch. 10)


G. W. Bowersock. (2013). The Throne of Adulis.

ch. 3 Ptolemy’s Elephants


Stanley Burstein. (2008). When Greek Was an African Language:  The Role of Greek Culture in Ancient and Medieval Nubia.


Excerpts from Fontes Historiae Nubiorum II (1996).

Arkamaniqo (Ergamenes I) (pp. 566-568)

Arqamani (Ergamenes II) (pp. 586-590)


Ptolemaic Egypt  Ptolemaic Egypt  Empire of Alexander the Great  Map of Kush Empire of Aksum Map Map of Nubia from Oriental Institute (U Chicago)
Ptolemaic Egypt Ptolemaic Empire Empire of Alexander the Great Kush Aksum Orietal Institute


This Project Dedicated to the Memory of
Peter L. Shinnie
Dr. Peter L. Shinnie
University of Calgary, Alberta
Frank Yurco
Dr. Frank Yurco
University of Chicago

in gratitude for their assistance
when I began studying this subject
in 1995
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