A living wall in Nubia

Posted on April 15, 2011, in Architecture, Art & Design, Lifestyle, Nubia, Painting, Photography, Places, لما افضى. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I read the recent National Geographic arclite on the same subject. It did not note the difference in size, and chose to make the Nubians more important than they were in Egyptian history. When a nation has several thousand years of documented history, a mere hundred so or years conquest is worthy of mention, but hardly of primary importance. Unless, of course, it is the act that delivers the coup de grace, as the Roman conquest of Egypt did. The arclite reminded me of a visit to the Smithsonian over twenty years ago when an Afro-centric group was making an argument that Moses was Black. In the course of articulating this view, the presenter made the point that Cleopatra was likely Black. This underscored a complete ignorance of what the Ptolemaic dynasty was, and their adoption of the Egyptian custom of brother and sister pharonic marriage which would have kept the Greek bloodline (a bit too) pure.

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