Class Resources:
Module 1
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Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7
Module 8
Module 9
Module 10
Module 11
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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” e-books and texts
Project Gutenberg free ebooks

Week 2:  Early Interactions of Nubia and Egypt

FlipGrid Assignment: 
Answer the question:  Do you think the cultures of early Nubia were chiefdoms, kingdoms or something else? in a short (90 second) video response on FlipGrid.

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

Ch. 3 The Neolithic:  Developing Complexity and Expanding Worlds (c. 5000-3000 BC)


Marjorie M. Fisher, et al. (2012). Ancient Nubia:  African Kingdoms on the Nile.
History of Nubia (by Marjorie M. Fisher, pp. 15-21)


            László Török. (2009). Between Two Worlds.

Ch. 4 Old Kingdom Domination and the Rebirth of the Native Polities (c. 2800-2160 BC)

Ch. 5 Lower Nubia and the First Intermediate Period in Egypt (c. 2160-2055 BC)


            David O’Connor. (1993). Ancient Nubia:  Egypt’s Rival in Africa.

Ch. 2 Chiefs and Kings in Early Nubia


W. Y. Adams. (1984). Nubia: Corridor to Africa

Ch. 7 The Rising Tide of Imperialism:  Egypt in Nubia, 3200-1800 BC

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

            N. M. Sherif:

            Nubia Before Napata (c. 3100-750 BC): The A-Group Period (from ch. 9)

            Nubia Before Napata (c. 3100-750 BC): Egypt in Nubia (from ch. 9)

            Nubia Before Napata (c. 3100-750 BC): The C-Group Period (from ch. 9)


David O’Connor. (1986). The Locations of Yam and Kush.


Miriam Lichtheim (1975). Ancient Egyptian Literature:  Volume I:  The Old and Middle Kingdom.

            The Autobiography of Harkhuf (pp. 23-27)


Excerpts from Cambridge History of Africa v. 1 (1982).

Bruce Trigger: 
The Rise of Civilization in Egypt: Prehistoric Nubia (from ch. 7)
The Rise of Civilization in Egypt: Foreign Relations (from ch. 7)


Egypt Early Dynastic Map Egypt Old Kingdom Map PreDynastic Egypt  Map of Kush 1st Intermediate Period Egypt  Map of Nubia from Oriental Institute (U Chicago)
Early Dynastic Old Kingdom PreDynastic Egypt Kush First Intermediate Period Egypt 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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