Southern Nubia (now Sudan) has a large rain season July- August
Saw a great deal of wind all over Nubia, ALL the time. The high winds made it easy to travel both ways on the Nile
Arid desert land
Fiadidja-Mahas- Spoken currently in modern day Sudan. There are 2 different varieties of this specific Nubian language; Fadidja and Mahas.
Kenuzi-Dongola- Spoken by people of Sudan AND Egypt.
Old Nubia had ways (similar to hieroglyphics) to keep archives, but not all were accurate. During the Christian Nubian era the Nubian alphabet resembled the Greek and Coptic ones. The main way to speak Nubian is in way of tones, similar to intonations and chanting.
Nubia was directly below Egypt and above modern day Sudan
Depended its existence on The Nile
Northern Nubia (Egypt) was only desert on either side of Nile
All the land nearest the river was widely farmed and all the food was grown there
Growth was only possible in early fall after the flood water from the Nile had receded
Nothing grows in North Nubia
Nubian Fun Facts
Nubian women were highly thought of and respected. They were depicted as being leaders, scholars and goddesses. Unlike most societies of the time, Nubia treated women as equals.
An Interesting fact which makes the study of Nubia much more interesting for the theatre oriented is the Broadway show Aida. It is about a “forbidden love” between the next in line to be the Egyptian pharaoh and the Nubian Princess.
Stuart Tyson Smith, Dr. Nubia.
Web site: http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/faculty/stsmith/research/nubia_history.html
Beck, Roger B., Linda Black, Larry S.Krieger, Phillip C. Naylor, and Dahlia Ibo Shabaka. World History(Patterns of Interaction). United States of America: McDougal Littel Inc., 1999.