Nubia and Egypt 10,000 B. C. to 400 A. D.

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Ross is the first scholar to argue that there is a shared origin of Nile Valley Civilization between Nubian and Egyptian cultures. Nubia today is known as the nation-states of Sudan and South Sudan, and has been misrepresented for thousands of years by Egyptian sources, which minimized the role the people played in world history. This book draws on recent archaeological findings that claim Pharonic symbolism, sacred bark, and serekh, are of Nubian origin, not Egyptian. The author provides an updated re-examination of the Meroitic Period (300 B.C. – 400 A.D.) in lieu of this new information.


“Dr. Larry Ross challenges the conventional view with a comprehensive scholarly work that synthesizes and scrupulously documents the latest archaeological research. Nubia, it appears, was not all that rustic, nor were Nubia and Egypt all that distinct. Indeed, “Egyptian culture” is now known to have sprung from a Nubian root. Whether one agrees with him or not, his argument is one that must be addressed.”

- Prof. Gregory K. Anderson,
Lincoln University

Table of Contents


Chapters 1. An Abridged Explanation of Human Origins, and the Emergence of Civilization

2. Nubia & Egypt, From the Late Paleolithic

3. Nubia & Egypt circa 3200 BCE

4. Deconstructing the Idea of Wretched Kush: Nubia & Egypt After 3200 BCE

5. Perspective, Objectivity, and the Representation of Nubia

6. Recapitulations, Conclusions, and Recommendations for the Study of Nubia

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