Qalhata was a Nubian queen dated to the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt. –Illustration by Brazilian artist briittoatila Qalhata was a daughter of King Piye and a queen consort to her brother Shabaka. She is known from the Dream Stela of King Tantamani and from her pyramid in El-Kurru (Ku. 5). Assyrian records state that King Tantamani was the son of Taharqa‘s sister. The tomb of Qalhata at […]Read More
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Queen Of Nubia & Egypt: Naparaye
Naparaye was a Nubian queen dated to the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt. Naparaye was the daughter of King Piye and the sister-wife of King Taharqa. -Illustration by Sara Winters She held several titles: Great of Grace, Great of Praises, Sweet of Love, (Great?) King’s Wife, Lady of the Two Lands and King’s Sister. Naparaye’s name is known from her tomb in el-Kurru (Ku. 3). At […]Read More
Another Nubian Queen in Egypt: Pebatjma
Spouse: Pharaoh Kashta of the 25th Dynasty. Queen Pebatjma titles are: King’s Wife and King’s sister. Mother of God’s Wife of Amun Amenirdis I and (adoptive?) mother of Queen Peksater. Mentioned on Cairo Statue 42198. Nubians are an ethnolinguistic group indigenous to present-day Sudan and southern Egypt who originate from the early inhabitants of the central Nile […]Read More
Queen Amanirenas Of Kush In Nubia
Amanirenas (also spelled Amanirena) was one of the greatest kandakes, or queen mothers, who ruled over the Meroitic Kingdom of Kush in Nubia, (a region from Southern Egypt to Northern Sudan). Amanirenas was the second of several “Qore and Kandake’s” (the title given to ruling Queens). She reigned over the kingdom between 40 BC to […]Read More
African Shaman aka Wise Elder: Credo Mutwa
Credo Mutwa speaks of magnificent unexplored stone sites, ancient people, giants, gods, ancient travelers and astronomy in South Africa. The term “shamanism” was first applied by western anthropologists as outside observers of the ancient religion of the Turks and Mongols, as well as those of the neighboring Tungusic and Samoyedic-speaking peoples. Upon observing more religious […]Read More
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
Natural & Beautiful Elongated Skulls of Africans and African descendants found in 2016?
Ancient Egyptians Depiction In Art –No comment on this subject matter Genetic similarities of Africans and African descendants found in 2016? Source: This was Published on Aug 21, 2016 by Al Jazeera news Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from a new settlement area in northern Uganda. Sudan, once the largest and one of the most geographically diverse states in […]Read More
Valley of the Lions aka Wadi es-Sebua & in ancient times known as the “House Of Amun” located in Ancient Nubia, Africa
Wadi es-Sebua, or Valley of the Lions (so-called because of the sphinx-lined approach to the temple forecourts) , is the site of two New Kingdom Egyptian temples, including one speos temple constructed by the 19th dynasty Pharaoh Ramesses II, in Lower Nubia. The first temple was built by the 18th dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III and […]Read More
Nubian Princes Were Educated At The Egyptian Royal Court?
According to this 1992 documentary produced by Penn Museum , Nubian Princes Were Educated At The Egyptian Royal Court. Nubia was important in Egyptian economic life. The relationship between Egypt and Nubia hinged upon the gold supply and the Nubian soldiers that were recruited for the Egyptian army. Another Nubian state was centered at Napata located near the […]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
Beautiful Images: The Ancient Kingdom Of Sudan, Africa
Ancient Nubia In November 2011, Museum Curator Alex de Voogt, Postdoctoral Fellow Vincent Francigny, and Research Associate William Harcourt-Smith set out on a Constantine S. Niarchos Expedition to Sudan. Over the course of two weeks, the team traveled some 2,000 kilometers and visited about 20 archaeological sites dating from the ancient kingdom of Meroë. Beautiful […]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
The Adungu Harp of Uganda & other African Lyres like the Kora is almost identical to the ancient Egyptian Arched harp?
THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HARP Elaborately decorated model arched harp: the underside of the soundbox, which is in the shape of a ladle, is rounded and finely carved. It ends in a human head, turned slightly to the left, with lengthy wig and double crown. The Adungu Harp of Uganda is strikingly similar to an example […]Read More
Ancient Gold Ram’s-head Pendant
What is a pendant ? It’s a piece of jewelry that hangs from a chain worn around the neck hanging downward. This ancient gold ram’s-head was made during the Kushite Period. Representations show these pharaohs wearing a ram’s-head amulet tied around the neck on a thick cord. Rams were associated with the god Amun, particularly in Nubia, […]Read More
Ancient Nubian Temple Found In Sudan, Africa
Archaeologists excavated a sprawling temple complex dedicated to the god Amun at the Sudanese site of Dangeil. Egypt’s most important and enduring relationship was, arguably, with its neighbor to the south, Nubia, which occupied a region that is now in Sudan. The two cultures were connected by the Nile River, whose annual flooding made civilization […]Read More
Book: The Golden Trade Of The Moors
The late Edward William Bovill was a historian and author of numerous books. Published by: Cambridge University Presson behalf of the International African Institute An account of the golden trade of the Moors, and a source book on Saharan trade routes, caravan organization and Sudanese history. The author covers anthropology and economic geography as well as history, […]Read More
Ancient Nubia, Kerma Graves in Sudan, Africa
The Kerma graves are distinct. They are circular pits covered with white or black pebbles in a circular mound. Four huge graves in the southern part of the site exist. They lie in rows surrounded by smaller graves. The diameter is 300 ft(9 m) covered with circular mounds of white and black dessert pebbles, 3 […]Read More
The Theory of Natural Selection?
We asked Historian Robin Walker; If everyone came from Africans who migrated off the continent, how did other races emerge? In 1999 he wrote Classical Splendour: Roots of Black History published in the UK by Bogle L’Ouverture Publications. In the same year, he co-authored The West African Empire of Songhai, a textbook that is used […]Read More
Nubian Hathor found at el-Kurru, Sudan
Headed Magic Crystal Amulet 743-712 BC From the Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), found at el-Kurru, Sudan. The crystal ball amulet is surmounted by a gold head of Hathor crowned with disc and horns. The ball is bored vertically and has a gold disc at the base on which it stands. This probably used […]Read More
The Pyramids at Meroë, Sudan
Meroë, the royal necropolis of the southern capital of the kingdom of Kush near Bejrawia . The steep-sided pyramids were built over the burial chambers of the rulers. During the blue evening light with the presence of a few stars, a single camel and rider stands in front of two of the pyramids at Meroë […]Read More
Tomb of the Nubian King Tantamani
Quote: Our time is almost up and our two hour visit inside these two ancient tombs has come to an end. Uncle Ali waits patiently outside the gate of the Tomb of the Nubian King Tantamani (Tawentamani) at el-Kurru, which was originally excavated beneath the pyramids that are now partially collapsed. This tomb is completely […]Read More
Queen Qalhata’s tomb in Sudan
Receiving the ‘breath of life’, Queen Qalhata’s tomb, at El Kurru in Sudan. This tomb is rarely visited and the frescoes on the wall are in much better condition than inside the Kings tomb next door. In the Queen’s chamber we see her being given the breath of life by the god – she lies […]Read More
The daughter of a sheikh from the African Sudan Princess Kouka arrives in London, 1937. After starring in the Jericho movie with Paul Robeson, she was in several Egyptian films and went by simply as Kouka. She played a character named “Gara” in a movie with Paul Robeson. It was released in 1937 and called “Jericho” […]Read More
Nubian King Tantamani from Sudan
The very name Nubian (nub) actually means gold. Meet Uncle Ali-For over 25 years he has been the key holder for the gate of the Tomb of Tanutamani, and he will guide us through the royal burial chambers belonging to King Tanwetamani (Tanotamun) and Queen Kalhata at El Kurru, a few kilometers south of Karima, […]Read More
Remains of a Nubian temple in Sudan thought to be around 2000 years old
A ritual altar, a sacred boat base, and a hieroglyphic inscription have been discovered in the remains of a temple in Sudan thought to be around 2,000 years old. Source-archaeology.org/news Over 200+ pyramids in Sudan Pyramids discovered in ancient Sudanese cemetery: 2,000 Remains of Ancient Palace Discovered – LiveScienceRead More
35 New Ancient Pyramids & Graves Discovered (2009-2012) in Sudan, Africa
One overlooked fact is that Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt, in places like Nuri and Bijrawiyah, though they are smaller and not as old. Meroe was often ruled by queens, known by the title “kandake,” and boasts scores of pyramids similar in shape to the one exhibited on a one-dollar bill. “I discovered a […]Read More