Nubia, the golden hearts land

Added on Dec 17, 2017

Nubia, is a section of the Nile Valley, extending from the first cataract to the forth cataract.

Upper Nubia stretches for 320 kilometers from North to South inside the Egyptian borders until the second cataract in Wadi Halfa, while lower Nubia is located inside the Sudanese borders.

After the construction of the High Dam, the Nasser Lake was formed on the lands of Old Nubia, many ancient monuments like the temples of Abu Simble and Philae were submerged, but saved later on. However, despite the efforts exerted, some monuments were forever lost.

There are three major tribes in Nubia; Al Arab - like Bano Rabei'a and Juhayna -, Al Kenouz - like Awalad Wanas and Al Ashraf - and Finally, Fadetgda.

Nubians has been always renowned for their sheer honesty. They are artists by nature and they wish to stay on the Nile bank throughout their life.

Bead works, embroideries, rosaries and jewelry are very special yet common crafts they excelled at, alongside sculptures of tough materials such as granite, basalt and marble.

Basketry and other artworks made from different parts of palm trees are among the many things Nubians mastered, with their long deep rooted knowledge of agriculture and planting Date Palms.

The Nubian cuisine is delicious spicy and rich, reflecting their spirit and vision of life itself.

Nubians are among the earliest human groups to know God, yet, superstitious ideas and myth play a major role in their lives, destruction and bad luck is represented by the crow and the owl for the Nubians, while flowers and roses represent love and friendship. The sword for the Nubian represents championship and bravery. The crescent and the star, which are religious symbols, reflect optimism, same as the black cat that represents optimism and joy in contradiction to the majority of cultures all around the world. Drawing a pitcher and a praying carpet symbolize purity for the Nubian people.