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Lost Civilization: NUBIA

Presentation Activity - December 2013
C61XQ Local Culture Module
Heriot-Watt University, UK
VIBOT Promotion 7 (2012-2014)

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Lost Civilization: NUBIA

  1. 1. Lost Civilization: NUBIA Team Members: Ibrahim Sadek, Mohamed Elawady Heriot Watt University School of Electrical and Physical Sciences 1
  2. 2. Outline • Introduction • Lost Nubian • Nubian Culture – Clothing – Housing – Literature • Nubian Arts – Media – Music • Nubian pyramids 2
  3. 3. Outline • Introduction • Lost Nubian • Nubian Culture – Clothing – Housing – Literature • Nubian Arts – Media – Music • Nubian pyramids 3
  4. 4. Introduction • Name: – It is most probably derived from the ancient Egyptian word (“noob”) which means gold. It’s was known as the land of gold mines, ebony, ivory • Location: – Southern Egypt and northern Sudan and divided into two parts as follows: – Lower Nubia lies between the first and second cataract in Egypt – Upper Nubia lies between the second and sixth cataract in Sudan • Language: – Native language is Nubian. However, most of them speak Arabic • Climate: – Temperature is almost high most of the year www.vormdicht.nl John A. Larson, "Lost Nubia: A Centennial Exhibit of Photographs from the 1905-1907 Egyptian Expedition of the University of Chicago", Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2005 4
  5. 5. Outline • Introduction • Lost Nubian • Nubian Culture – Clothing – Housing – Literature • Nubian Arts – Media – Music • Nubian pyramids 5
  6. 6. Lost Nubian Nubia: Lost civilization of Egypt, BBC News, March 2009 6 In 1960, the land of Nubia was subjected to flooding due to construction of Aswan Dam "It was going to submerge all the area of Nubia - monuments, people, the landscape, everything,“ Costanza de Simone The most famous perceived temples are Abu Simbel and Philae
  7. 7. Outline • Introduction • Lost Nubian • Nubian Culture – Clothing – Housing – Literature • Nubian Arts – Media – Music • Nubian pyramids 7
  8. 8. Old Nubian Clothing (1905–1907 ) Two girls and a little boyCamel driver and his sons John A. Larson, "Lost Nubia: A Centennial Exhibit of Photographs from the 1905-1907 Egyptian Expedition of the University of Chicago", Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2005 8
  9. 9. Old Nubian Housing (1905–1907) John A. Larson, "Lost Nubia: A Centennial Exhibit of Photographs from the 1905-1907 Egyptian Expedition of the University of Chicago", Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2005 House of the headman Sarkamatto village 9
  10. 10. New Nubian Clothing Nubian Women (2010)Nubian Man (2005) Nubia and Sudan, Ancient World Collection, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University 10
  11. 11. New Nubian Housing Sohail Island (2008) 11Nubia and Sudan, Ancient World Collection, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University
  12. 12. New Nubian Housing Sohail Island (2008) 12Nubia and Sudan, Ancient World Collection, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University
  13. 13. New Nubian Housing (interior) West Sohail (2010) 13Nubia and Sudan, Ancient World Collection, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University
  14. 14. New Nubian Housing (interior) West Sohail (2010) 14Nubia and Sudan, Ancient World Collection, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University
  15. 15. Nubian Literature Christine Gilmore, "Situating the Nubian Awakening within the Arab Spring", Postcolonial Studies Association Newsletter No.10, Autumn 2012 Haggag Hassan Oddoul (1940-) • Egyptian National Prize 1990 • Sawiris Foundation Prize for 2005 • Egypt Constitutional Committee Member 2013 15
  16. 16. Nubian Literature Idris Ali (1940-2010) • Arkansas Arabic Translation Award 1997 • Best Egyptian Novel 1999 16 Christine Gilmore, "Situating the Nubian Awakening within the Arab Spring", Postcolonial Studies Association Newsletter No.10, Autumn 2012
  17. 17. Outline • Introduction • Lost Nubian • Nubian Culture – Clothing – Housing – Literature • Nubian Arts – Media – Music • Nubian pyramids 17
  18. 18. Nubian Media Elizabeth Smith, "In His Heart and Soul He’s Egyptian, the Nile Flows through His Veins", Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture. Number 5 (Fall 2009): 123-39. Bakkar (1998 – 2007) First Egyptian-produced animated cartoon featuring Egyptian characters From an early age he knows what it means That in his heart and soul he’s Egyptian And the Nile flows through his veins The history of his land and country flows in his blood That in his heart and soul he’s Egyptian And the Nile flows through his veins Young Nubian-Egyptian boy (Bakkar) with his pet goat (Rashida) 18
  19. 19. Nubian Media 19 Ali El-Kassar (1887 – 1957) First Egyptian actor presenting a Nubian character in theater & cinema Nubian Character (Osman Abdel-basit) Elizabeth Smith, "In His Heart and Soul He’s Egyptian, the Nile Flows through His Veins", Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture. Number 5 (Fall 2009): 123-39.
  20. 20. Nubian Music Natalie Abou Shakra, "Identity Politics and Resistance: The Case of Mohammad Mounir", BRISMES Annual Conference, London, 2012 Mohamed Mounir (1954– ) Aka “The King” Most popular Egyptian Nubian singer 20
  21. 21. Outline • Introduction • Lost Nubian • Nubian Culture – Clothing – Housing – Literature • Nubian Arts – Media – Music • Nubian pyramids 21
  22. 22. Nubian Pyramids Egyptian Pyramid 138 Discovered pyramids at Egypt Built by pharaohs Big in size Nubian Pyramid 255 Discovered pyramids at Egypt and Sudan Built by kushites Small in size Bob Brier, “The Other Pyramids”, Archaeology, Vol. 55, No. 5, September 2002 22
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  24. 24. Conclusion 24 Nubia was known as the land of gold mines A lot of Nubian people were moved because of the Aswan high dam construction Some temples are preserved. However, a large number of villages have been disappeared Nubian characters affect Egyptian culture
  25. 25. Reference  John A. Larson, "Lost Nubia: A Centennial Exhibit of Photographs from the 1905- 1907 Egyptian Expedition of the University of Chicago", Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2005  Nubia: Lost civilization of Egypt, BBC News, March 2009  Christine Gilmore, "Situating the Nubian Awakening within the Arab Spring", Postcolonial Studies Association Newsletter No.10, Autumn 2012  Elizabeth Smith, "In His Heart and Soul He’s Egyptian, the Nile Flows through His Veins", Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture. Number 5 (Fall 2009): 123-39  Natalie Abou Shakra, "Identity Politics and Resistance: The Case of Mohammad Mounir", BRISMES Annual Conference, London, 2012  Nubia and Sudan, Ancient World Collection, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University  Bob Brier, “The Other Pyramids”, Archaeology, Vol. 55, No. 5, September 2002 25
  26. 26. 26 Thanks For Listening

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