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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 7:  Rise of the Kingdom of Napata

FlipGrid Assignment: 
Answer the question:  What role did religion play in the development of the Napatan kingdom? in a short (90 second) video response on FlipGrid.

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

ch. 5 The Kushite Revival:  The XXVth Dynasty and the Kingdom of Napata


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

History of Nubia (by Marjorie M. Fisher, pp. 33-36)

Nubian Religion (by Janice W. Yellin)

Burial Customs in Ancient Nubia (by Peter Lacovara & Christian Knoblauch)

Daily Life in Ancient Nubia (by Peter Locovara)

Women in Ancient Nubia (by Joyce Haynes & Mimi Santini-Ritt)

Al-Kurru (site) (by Peter Lacovara)


László Török. (1995). Birth of an Ancient African Kingdom.

Part II The Emergence of the Kingdom of Kush


László Török. (2009). Between Two Worlds.

ch. 12 A Long, Silent Interlude? Lower Nubia in the Third Intermediate Period (c. 1069-795 BC)


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

ch. 1 The Early History of Kush


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

ch. 11 The Heroic Age:  The Nubian Empire of Napata


            D. M. Dixon (1964). Origin of the Kingdom of Kush


Samia Dafa’alla (1993). Succession in the Kingdom of Napata


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 Origins of Meroitic Civilization (pp. 210-226, from ch. 4)


Excerpts from Fontes Historiae Nubiorum I (1994).

Alara (pp. 41-42)

Kashta (pp, 42-45)

Piye (pp. 47-118)


Map of Nubia  3rd Intermediate Period North Africa/Near East Political Map Map of Kush Empire of Aksum Map Map of Nubia from Oriental Institute (U Chicago)
Map of Ancient Nubia and Egypt Third Intermediate Period 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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