9 Priceless Secrets Discovered About the Brilliant World of Ancient Nubia

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Canadian archaeologists in Sudan, using magnetometers, found a 2,000-year-old palace in the heart of the ancient Black civilization of Nubia. Krzysztof Grzymski, a professor at the University of Toronto and a curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, located what he believes are the remains of a palace and a colonnade built more than 2,000 years ago by a rival to Egypt as perhaps the greatest Black civilization ever.

 

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Nubia: Land of Great Natural Wealth, Envied by the World

The most incredible find was made almost 200 years ago in a pyramid near Meroë. An Italian physician and tomb robber known as Ferlini accompanied an Ottoman invasion of Sudan in 1821 and discovered exquisite gold amulets, signet rings and necklaces by blasting open the pyramid of Queen Amanishakheto, one of Nubia’s most powerful rulers. Ferlini tried to sell the treasure when he returned to Europe. But collectors would not believe such treasure could come from Black Africa. Nubia was also the gateway through which luxury products like incense, ivory and ebony traveled from their source in sub-Saharan Africa to the civilizations of Egypt and the Mediterranean.

 

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