The pyramids of Nubia

The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Nubia


This course was available in the past and may be presented again as part of the Open Enrollment curriculum.

We will examine the development of the art and architecture of the cultures of ancient Nubia, as well as discuss concepts of race and ethnicity in the ancient Nile Valley, particularly Nubia as distinct from Egypt. This class will reveal one of the most dynamic and innovative civilizations of the ancient world and will highlight its relationship with Egypt and how both civilizations influenced each other. It will cover the period from the earliest inhabitants of the Nile Valley (Paleolithic through the Neolithic, the domestication of plants and animals) and will continue through the fluorescence of Nubian culture until the advent of Christianity.

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Course Syllabus


Online registration deadline: Thursday, Sept 22 at 5 pm CT.