Nubian Pharaohs Black Kings on the Nile
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Description: In 2003, a Swiss archaeological team working in northern Sudan uncovered one of the most remarkable Egyptological finds in recent years. At the site known as Kerma, near the third cataract of the Nile, archaeologist Charles Bonnet and his team discovered a ditch within a temple from the ancient city of Pnoubs, which contained seven monumental black granite statues. Magnificently sculpted, and in an excellent state of preservation, they portrayed five pharaonic rulers, including Taharqa and Tanoutamon, the last two pharaohs of the 'Nubian' Dynasty, when Egypt was ruled by kings from the lands of modern-day Sudan. For over half a century, the Nubian pharaohs governed a combined kingdom of Egypt and Nubia, with an empire stretching from the Delta to the upper reaches of the Nile. The seven statues, with their exquisite workmanship, transform our understanding of the art of this period. In particular, the colossal statue of Taharqa--almost certainly done by an Egyptian sculptor--is a masterpiece of stone artwork. Beautifully illustrated with over 170 color photographs, The Nubian Pharaohs illuminates the epic history of this little-known historical era, when the pharaohs of Egypt came from Sudan. In this major new book, which combines the latest archaeological research with stunning photography, Charles Bonnet and Dominique Valbelle narrate the incredible story of their discovery--one that will change our understanding of Egypt and Africa in the ancient world.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication date: 1/31/2007
Size: 10.00" wide x 13.00" long x 0.75" tall
Dominique Valbelle is president of the French Egyptology Association and professor at the Sorbonne.
|The protohistoric town|
|The Nubian town and its necropolis|
|The Egyptian town|
|Kerma after the Egyptians|
|A temple to Amun of Pnubs|
|Akhenaten at Pnubs|
|The Kushite temples of Pnubs|
|A virgin cache|
|The royal statues|
|The statues of Taharqa and Tanutamun|
|The statues of Senkamanisken, Anlamani, and Aspelta|
|Egyptian sculptors in Nubia|
|Kushite artists of Egyptian inspiration|
|A tumultuous history|
|Taharqa versus the Assyrians|
|Tanutamun and Psamtik I|
|The early years of the Napatan dynasty|
|Psamtik II's military expedition into Nubia|
|Ritual deposits in Egypt and Nubia|
|Egyptian and Nubian statues from Kerma|
|The birth and consecration of statues in the mansion of gold|
|The life and death of statues in the temple|