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Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7
Module 8
Module 9
Module 10
Module 11
Module 12
Module 13
Module 14

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”
Archive.org e-books and texts
Project Gutenberg free ebooks

 

Week 11:  The Meroitic Kingdom and Interactions with Rome/Meroitic Language and Writing

FlipGrid Assignment: 
Answer the question:  What do you think of the conclusions about the origins and development of the Meroitic language as outlined in Rilly & de Voogt? in a short (90 second) video response on FlipGrid.

László Török. (2009). Between Two Worlds.

ch. 15 Uniting Two Worlds:  Lower Nubia in the Time of the Meroitic Viceroys (c. 30 BC to the Middle of the AD Fourth Century)

 

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

R. C. C. Law:

North Africa in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods, 323 BC to AD 305: The Roman Empire in Africa/Egypt and Cyrenaica Under the Roman Empire (pp. 193-205, from ch. 3)

 

Peter L. Shinnie:

The Nilotic Sudan and Ethiopia, c. 660 BC to c. AD 600: Meroe and the Roman Empire (pp. 245-253, from ch. 4)

The Nilotic Sudan and Ethiopia, c. 660 BC to c. AD 600: The Later Culture of Meroe (pp. 252-259, from ch. 4)

 

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

J. Leclant:

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

 

Excerpts from The Meroitic Language and Writing System (2012).

Introduction: History and Texts (pp. 1-9)

Linguistic Affiliation (pp. 62-65)

Conclusions (pp. 174-181).

 

Excerpts from Fontes Historiae Nubiorum II (1996).

Aqrakamani (pp. 686-689)

Queen Amanirenas (pp. 718-723)

Prince Akinidad (pp. 725-728)

 

Maps
Roman Egypt    North Africa/Near East Political Map Map of Kush Empire of Aksum Map Map of Nubia from Oriental Institute (U Chicago)
Roman Egypt Economic/Trade Map of the Easterm Roman World Political Kush Aksum Orietal Institute

 

This Project Dedicated to the Memory of
Peter L. Shinnie
Dr. Peter L. Shinnie
(1915-2007)
University of Calgary, Alberta
and
Frank Yurco
Dr. Frank Yurco
(1944-2004)
University of Chicago

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