why does egyptian art often feature people from nubia
Egypt and Nubia had close ties throughout the histories of both regions. As early as the Egyptian Predynastic period there is clear evidence of contact,. Egypt and Nubia had close ties throughout the histories of both regions. As early as the Egyptian Predynastic period there is clear evidence of contact, primarily through trade, between Egypt and Nubia. This contact continued through time, with Egypt and Nubia either being trading partners or rivals. At various times, Egyptians invaded the area of Nubia and set up forts and other settlements to maintain control of the region. In later history, the Nubians themselves ruled Egypt for a few generations. Nubia was one of the historic enemies of Egypt in the Egyptian s own world view - one of the Nine Bows. Thus, Nubians were a popular iconographic element in art as one of the Nine Bows - in some ways a representation of the elements of chaos and of the power and might of the king in defeating the enemies of ma at (order) even if the defeat was only in artistic representations and not necessarily in reality.
By the New Kingdom, Nubian royalty was closely tied to Egypt with sons of high-ranking Nubians brought to the Egyptian court to be educated. This served to bring them up in an Egyptian manner and, hopefully (for the Egyptians) prevent them from wanting to rebel against Egyptian control. Various Nubian peoples were brought into Egypt as slaves. There also seems to have been some voluntary relocation into Egypt, either by nomadic groups or by other groups of Nubians who served as merecenaries or as formal regiments in the Egyptian military.
The 18th dynasty proclaims it s southern ancestry in boy king Tut, Amenhotep s, and Queen Tiye. They were all Nubian, unmixed Africans. This dynasty actually comes in after expelling the foreign powers that siezed power in the 13th dynasty.
The same with the 25th dynasty from the south. The majority, if not all egyptologists that have been studying for more the 5 years knows the true identity of ancient Egypt. If you research the tomb discovered in Nubia in the 1980 s by American archeologists, (I can provide names if you like later) the tomb revealed that the priest-king system, burial process of the dead, hierglyphs, and more derived in Egypt. According to the findings, the tomb dated at least 300 years before dynastic Egypt. Google the first dynastic king, Narmer Aha Menes, clearly African. Egyptologists do not debate this subject b/c they know. Note, straight hair is an African phenotype as well as thin acq. nose. The Africans spread far into Asia, India, Europe, and the Americas. Check the Olmec heads.
Let s find a different subject to debate, maybe the ethnicity of the inhabitants of Venus, b/c ancient Egypt s African ness can be proven time again. UNESCO validated this fact when Dr. Diop and Dr. Obenga argued the case. When, which dynasty do we find wavy hair in Egypt? What about the wigs in the Cairo museum, clearly kinky? The statue of Amenemhet has dread locks. Queen Tiye has an Afro as you say. Too much evidence, but I applaud your effort to discover for yourself. Last thing, the ancient world, up until the 19th century had no problem with egypt s blackness, remember that African slavery was justified b/c Christian Europe said that Africans were to be enslaved b/c of biblical Ham s curse against Noah. Since blacks were Hams descendants, then they were doomed to servitude. Egypt is a child of Ham or Chem, so is Nubia, Kush, Somalia, and Lybia. To name a few. Dr. J. Bey
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