In antiquity, Nubians believed that gold was a sacred material with protective powers, so jewelry makers used the metal frequently. Double Hathor head earring, Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90 AD. This is only a fraction of the ancient Nubian accessories. Gold earring Nubian, Meroitic Period Thousands of years ago, Northern Sudan and Southern Egypt made up […]Read More
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The Kush Empire
Archaeologists are finding widespread evidence that the kingdom of Kush once had influence over a 750-mile stretch of the Nile Valley. For five centuries in the second millennium B.C., the kingdom of Kush flourished with the political and military prowess to maintain some control over a wide territory in Africa. On the periphery of history […]Read More
Make-Up By International Artist Pat McGrath
Amazing Colors! Beautiful on her skin tone. Metal Morphosis005 by Pat Mcgrath (Make-Up) Sudanese Model: Nyadak “Duckie” Thot patmcgrath.com International Make-Up Artist Extraordinaire: Pat McGrath Model: Nyadak “Duckie” Thot Sudanese Model: Nyadak “Duckie” Thot Unknown or Forgotten Meroe pyramids surrounded with dunes in Sudan, Africa. Queen Qalhata’s tomb in Sudan Nubian pyramids are pyramids that were […]Read More
Ancient Nubia, Egypt’s Rival in Africa?
For centuries the extraordinary monumental achievements of ancient Egypt have dominated the history of African civilizations in the public mind. It is not until the last 60 years or so that research and excavation has gradually revealed to us the extent and power of the great kingdoms of ancient Nubia. Produced by Penn Museum, Penn Museum Education Department, and Annenberg TV. Narrated […]Read More
Relief of a female ruler, a Candace of Meroë named Kandake Amanitore.
The reign of Arrakkamani (c. 280 BCE) when the royal burial ground was transferred to Meroë from Napata (Jebel Barkal). In the fifth century BCE, Greek historian Herodotus described Meroë as “the mother city of the other Ethiopians”. A photo of the Oba’s Pyramid before the 19th century in Benin, Nigeria Their connection to many major […]Read More
Why do Africans & African descendants pour liquor onto the floor in honor of the dead?
Cultural Similarities: Libation was part of ancient Egyptian society where it was a drink offering to honor and please the various divinities, sacred ancestors, humans present and not present, as well as the environment. It is suggested that libation originated somewhere in the upper Nile Valley and spread out to other regions of Africa and […]Read More
Warrior Queens of Nubia/Kush/Meroe
Amanirenas (also spelled Amanirena) was a queen of the Meroitic Kingdom of Kush. The Romans themselves were intrigued by Aminarenas, whom one source described as “a masculine sort of woman, blind in one eye.” Too Much like the Amazons of myth, she was a warrior queen who commanded her own soldiers in battle, something which […]Read More