Tides of History
Tides of History
Wondery / Patrick Wyman
Ancient Nubia and the Kingdom of Kush: Interview with Dr. Geoff Emberling
42 minutes Posted Oct 7, 2021 at 3:01 am.
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Located to the south of Egypt, in today’s Sudan, ancient Nubia had a complicated relationship with the old state of the Nile, and scholars have traditionally understood it through the shadow of its much better understood northern neighbor. But, as Dr. Geoff Emberling of the University of Michigan explains, Nubia had a long and fascinating history of its own and a stunning array of achievements, spanning thousands of years and many different cultures.


If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Emberling’s excavations at Jebel Barkal, you can do so here; if you’d like to learn more about community archaeology in Sudan, check out the “Narrating Nubia” project here.


Patrick's book is now available! Get The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World in hardcopy, ebook, or audiobook (read by Patrick) here.


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