Institute for the Study of the Ancient World Exhibition Opens Window onto Little-Known Cultures of Ancient Nubia


NEW YORK, N.Y.- The rich cultures of ancient Nubia, located in present-day southern Egypt and northern Sudan, are the subject of an exhibition on view at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University from March 11 through June 12, 2011. Entitled Nubia: Ancient Kingdoms of Africa, the exhibition evokes the rise, fall, and re-emergence of Nubian power over the course of some 2,500 years, from the earliest Nubian kingdoms of about 3000 BC through the conquest of Egypt beginning in about 750 BC. With more than 120 objects, ranging from statues portraying kings to military weapons, jewelry, pottery, and more, the exhibition illuminates the culture of ancient Nubia—particularly its ongoing, complex relationship with Egypt—and reveals its remarkable