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Nubia In Egypt

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The Egyptians were sending goods to Nubia, but in exchange for what? There are only a handful of sites within Egypt which have yielded identifiable Nubian artefacts. These are discussed in this chapter from south to north. Elephantine is situated at what was to become Egypt's southern border, separating it from the land we call Nubia. Elephantine is the only site where evidence for Egypt's relationship with her southern neighbour can be studied in continuous stratigraphy. The region between Aswan and Kom Ombo highlights the 'grey zone' of the cultural border between Nubia and Egypt. Kubbaniya displays many Naqadan characteristics in the form of pottery, stone and copper objects and even amulets. We can only speculate, generally based upon later texts, as to what the Egyptians were seeking from Lower Nubia; these are by and large assumed to be raw materials based on the lack of Nubian manufactured goods found.

Keywords: Aswan; copper objects; Egypt; Elephantine; Kubbaniya; Naqada; Nubia; pottery vessels; raw materials



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