People around the world have learnt about the glorious past
of the Egyptian empire, but most have failed to learn of the
Nubia, which was at some time in the past as strong as and
even stronger than the egyptian empire. Nubia rivaled Egypt
in wealth and power, and mutually influenced each other. During
the 3rd millenium BC, a kingdom south of Egypt rose.
Egyptians called them the Kush. The Kush was comparable with
Egypt, and both states communicated with each other constantly.
It has been realised that the Kushite kingdom played an important
role in developments in ancient Egypt. Today we do not hear
of Nubia nor Kush. In its place, is nothern Sudan. With the
construction of the Aswan high dam in the 1960s, Nubian land
was flooded and that forced some 100 000 Nubians to seek new
homes in Egyptian and Sudanese cities. Nubia's glorious past
is now under water. However, historians have begun to realise
the importance of Nubia's past, and here, we shall present
to you the beautiful history of Nubia.