Nubia was known on the Nile for its vast resources, such as ebony, ivory, copper, and most importantly gold. “The area that was once ancient Nubia can be found in the regions we call today Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan. Nubia stretched over 1,000 miles along the Nile River and, like Egypt, it was a land defined by this mighty river. Surrounded by a harsh desert environment, the river supported Nubian culture and economy” (University of Chicago). Nubia was in a quality location for trade along the Nile River. Due to Nubia’s close proximity to Egypt, both kingdoms were in contact with the other. With the large amount of valuable assets from the Nubians, there was conflict due to Egyptians’ envy.
When people observe the paintings of Kemit (Ancient Egypt) they make assumptions about the origin of people because of the variety of skin colors. Many people have the misconception that pure Africans must have very dark skin like the Mundari woman of South Sudan pictured. The Khoisan people of Southern Africa are the second most ancient people in the world and the Twa people of the Great Lakes region are considered to be the most ancient people on earth, the first people. None of these people are mixed with any people outside of Africa. The original inhabitants of Kemit said they came down the Nile from The Mountains of the Moon. That is Central East Africa on every map.
King Ramesses II, also referred to as Ramesses the Great, was the third Egyptian pharaoh of the 19th dynasty. He reigned from 1279 B.C. to 1213 B.C. He is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire. His successors and later Egyptians called him the “Great Ancestor.” Ramesses II led several military expeditions into the Levant, reasserting Egyptian control over Canaan. He also led expeditions south into Nubia, commemorated in inscriptions at the temples at Beit el-Wali and Gerf Hussein.
At age 14, Ramesses was appointed prince regent by his father Seti I. He is believed to have taken the throne in his late teens and is known to have ruled Egypt for 66 years and 2 months, according to Egypt’s contemporary historical records. He was once reported to have lived to 99 years old.
Queen Nefertari was the Nubian queen from 1292 to 1225 B.C. One of a many great Nubian queens, Nefertari is heralded as the queen who wed for peace. Her marriage to Ramesses II began strictly as a political move, a sharing of power between two leaders. But not only did it grow into one of the greatest royal love affairs in history, but brought the hundred year war between Nubia and Egypt to an end.
Their story was an armistice that lasted over a hundred years. Even today, a monument stands in Queen Nefertari’s honor. In fact, the temple which Ramesses built for her at Abu Simbel is one of the largest and most beautiful structures ever built to honor a wife.
Amenhotep IV, better known as “Akhenaton” is in some respects the most remarkable of the pharaohs.
Akhenaton is considered the founder of the first monotheistic religion. He ruled from approximately 1352 – 1336 B.C., coming into power after his father, Amenhotep III, died. Akhenaton’s reign left a profound effect on Egypt and the entire world of his day. Thirteen hundred years before Christ, he preached and lived the gospel of perfect love, brotherhood, and truth. Two thousand years before Muhammed, he taught the doctrine of the “one God.” Three thousand years before Darwin, he sensed the unity that runs through all living things.
The account of Akhenaton is not complete without the story of his beautiful wife, Nefertiti. What is known is that the relationship between Akhenaton and Nefertiti was one of history’s first well-known love stories.
At the prompting of Akhenaton and Nefertiti, sculptors and artists began to recreate life in its natural state, instead of the rigid and lifeless forms of early Egyptian art.
This is the first known pyramid. It is also the world's first large known stone building. It is made of limestone and is still there for the world to see. It was designed by the Black multigenius Imhotep nearly 5000 years ago. There were no Arabs in Egypt at that time. Nor were there any Hebrews. This is before the Torah, the Bible, the Quran. It was before the Rig Veda, the Bhagavad Gita or any Buddhist scriptures. But African civilization was already ancient.
Source: Runoko Rashidi
Let me Give you pure Academic on How the Ethiopians and Egyptians are One People and the Descendants as all of Africa but Particularly ,The Afar, The Beja, The Dogon, The Omo Valley are the Egyptians....Here is the Math from people who wrote in those times The First Greek historians including their Father of History who Did the Acdemics there......This is from the Book "History of Ethiopia According to Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus and Strabo"
"The Aithiopians [Ethiopians] say that the Egyptians are settlers from among themselves and that Ausar(Osiris) was the leader of the settlement. The customs of the Egyptians, they say, are for the most part Aithiopian, the settlers having preserved their old traditions. For to consider the kings gods, to pay great attention to funeral rites, and many other things, are Aithiopian practices, and also the style of their statues and the form of their writing are Aithiopian. Also the way the priestly colleges are organized is said to be the same in both nations. For all who have to do with the the gods, they maintain, are [ritually] pure: the priests are shaved in the same way, they have the same robes and the type of scepter shaped like a plough, which also the kings have, who use tall pointed felt hats ending in a knob, with the snakes that they call the asp (aspis) coiled round them."
"There are also numerous other Aithiopian tribes [i.e. besides those centered at Meroe]; some live along both sides of the river Nile and on the islands in the river, others dwell in the regions that border on Arabia [i.e. to the east], others again have settled in the interior of Libya [i.e. to the west]. The majority of these tribes, in particular those who live along the river, have black skin, snub-nosed faces, and curly hair".
- Diodorus Siculus (History of Ethiopia According to Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus and Strabo Siculus, Bibliotheke, 3. vol. II:
Source: Memnon Uzan
In late March and early April we explored parts of Egypt that few visitors ever see, and one such place was the Tombs Of The Nobles near Aswan. Used to some degree as tombs by dynastic Egyptians, possibly Greeks, Romans and Christians, these tunnels were carved into the sandstone bedrock, presumably, with technologies that still can not be explained by many academics...enjoy.