Nubian History and Culture

Nubian History and Culture

Nubian History and Culture

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Nubian History and Culture

The Nubian region lies on the Nile River, 123,000 square kilometers between the city of Aswan in southern Egypt and Khartoum in central northern Sudan. It was one of the first civilizations of ancient Africa as the history of Nubia was traced from 2000 BCE onward to 1504 AD. During Egypt new kingdom period of Egypt (1570 AD – 1070 AD) pharaoh Thutmose I invaded the land around 1500 BC. Nubia was highly famous for being the home of many powerful kingdoms, most prominent is the kingdom of Kush which even conquered Egypt in the 8th century BC and formed the 25th dynasty. In the 4th century AD, the great kingdom of kush came to an end then Nubia was divided between Egypt and the Senner sultanate which led to the partial Arabization & rapidly Islamization in the 16th century by the Ottoman empire. However, during the 19th century in 1899, the Khedivate of Egypt united the entire region.

Ancient Egypt and Nubia

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Nubian in Ancient Egypt

Both the two countries had a very profound relationship during peace and war times. They both used similar royal symbols based on rock art. There were many cultural exchanges and cooperation and even marriage between the two. They had a strong economic relationship through trading in ebony, ivory, leopard skins and a variety of resins. The Nubia acted as Egypt’s connection to the riches of east and south of Africa like gold, incense, ebony, copper, ivory, and rare animals.

Nubian Temples

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Nubian Temples

The word Nubia comes from the word “Nub” which means gold for the number of gold mines in the area, rare stones and the home to some of the most beautiful and majestic monuments in Egypt. The Nubia area is highly famous for containing two of the most famous temples in the history of ancient Egypt, the Temple of Philae and Abu Simbel temple. Both the two temples were rescued by the UNESCO in the mid-60s because of the disastrous consequences of the High Aswan Dam and there are must be visited attractions through Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan.

Nubian Crafts

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Nubian Crafts

The Nubians are known to be a proud, gentle, honest and enduring people with their own unique culture and customs. Their houses were known of containing a backyard and topped with a dome. Their culture contains different styles of art, stunning drawings, and beautiful decorations, plus enchanting pottery, mesmerizing handicrafts weaving of baskets, mats from palm fronds and necklaces.

Nubian Customs and Villages

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Nubian Customs

They have many traditions, dances and a special set of customs within their culture especially when the marriage takes place and a newborn “Sebou” is delivered. They all marry within the same area because of their inclusive nature. Their villages are quite different from anything in Egypt and divided to three tribes which are Al-Fadiga: the Arab Al-Orayqat (Originally Bedouin Traders who Migrated from Hijaz), and Al-Konoz, also known as Al-Matoka (A Mix of Arab Tribes, the Biggest Being Al-Gohayna Tribe, from the Arabian Peninsula).

Nubian Museum and Symbols

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Nubian Museum

One of the many symbols is the sword of the Nubian culture which represent bravery and the black cat which represent joy and optimism in contradiction to the majority of most culture over the world who believes it reflects a bad omen. The symbol of a cow or an owl represents destruction and bad luck. The UNESCO built the infamous Nubian Museum in Aswan to bring the Nubian culture back to life as it was constructed based on Nubian architecture and ancient sandstone and holds about 2,000 artifacts many of them are from ancient Nubian culture and a lot of colorful exhibits form the Nubian heritage.

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

Quality Measures:

Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

All Accommodations at 5* Hotels and Cruises.

Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

No Hidden Charges or Taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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