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The Nubian Pharaohs: Black Kings on the Nile [Hardcover]

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Item description for The Nubian Pharaohs: Black Kings on the Nile by Charles Bonnet, Dominique Valbelle & Jean Leclant...

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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Item Specifications...

Studio: AUC Press
Pages   215
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 10" Height: 13"
Weight:   4.12 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 22, 2007
Publisher   AUC Press
ISBN  977416010X  
ISBN13  9789774160103  

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More About Charles Bonnet, Dominique Valbelle & Jean Leclant

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! CHARLES BONNET is professor emeritus at the University of Geneva and former president of the International Nubiology Association. Since 1977, he has been the director of the Kerma site.

Charles Bonnet was born in 1933.

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks
2Books > Subjects > History > Africa > Egypt > General
3Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > Egypt
4Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > General
5Books > Subjects > History > Middle East > Egypt
6Books > Subjects > History > World > General
7Books > Subjects > History > World
8Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Archaeology

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nubia 's back  May 21, 2008
the aswan dam has overflowed a greater part of Nubia, once the richest land of the pharaonic egypt. Beeing a happy retired involved in ancient egyptian epigraphic and civilisation studies, it was my natural step to be, any day, interested in Nubian kings ruling Kemet. This book is quite satisfying for anybody aiming to find a billiant text and exquisite coloured pictures, able to illustrate any personnal work to come. Fully satisfied.
Highly Recommended  Apr 24, 2008
This is an outstanding book worth adding to the collection of anyone interested in ancient Kerma. I highly recommend this book for those who are keeping up with the excavation work that archaeologist Charles Bonnet is doing in Kerma (Sudan). This book is a masterpiece. The photos are excellent and the cultural history of this ancient civilization is well written. Bonnet continues to enrich our understanding of one of the first Kingdoms of Nubia.

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