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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 12:  The End of Meroe

FlipGrid Assignment: 
Answer the question:  What do you think was the most significant factor that led to the decline and disappearance of Meroe? in a short (90 second) video response on FlipGrid.

David N. Edwards. (2004). The Nubian Past.

ch. 7 Post Meroitic Transitions (c. AD 350-550)


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

History of Nubia (by Marjorie M. Fisher, pp. 39-42)

Meroe (site) (by Janice W. Yellin)


Derek Welsby (1996). The Kingdom of Kush:  The Napatan and Meroitic Empires.

ch. 9 The Decline and ‘Fall’ of the Kushite Kingdom


            Stanley Burstein. (1981). Axum and the Fall of Meroe


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

            Peter L. Shinnie

            The Nilotic Sudan and Ethiopia, c. 660 BC to c. AD 600: The Rise of Aksum/The End of Meroe (pp. 259-271, from ch. 4)


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

J. Leclant:

The Empire of Kush:  Napata and Meroe:  Decline and Fall of Meroe (from ch. 10)
The Empire of Kush:  Napata and Meroe:  Nubia after the Fall of Meroe:  Group X (from ch. 10)


Excerpts from Fontes Historiae Nubiorum III (1998).

Greek Inscription of a King of Aksum (pp. 1066-1070)

Aksum: Greek Inscription of Ezana (pp. 1094-1100)


Roman Egypt  Ancient Nubia North Africa/Near East Political Map Map of Kush Empire of Aksum Map Map of Nubia from Oriental Institute (U Chicago)
Late Roman Egypt Ancient Egypt and Nubia Political 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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