Presented By Kevin Mackenzie
Who Were the Nubians
Ancient Nubian Towns
The Migration of the Nile River
Northern Nubian Landscape
Southern Nubain Landscape
This is a picture of a desert where Nubia was a few months after summer rains
This is a simple picture of the Nubain landscape with a small stick hut
Wait What is That?
This is a mirage that is formed when you look in this desert. It might look like a stand-up-tent.
Nubia and the Nile River
The Nile Around Ancient Nubia
Nubia's Dependency on the Nile
Nubia, like Egypt, Depended on the Nile's floods. Their crops used the fertile silt that deposits in the soil. Since the Nile around Nubia did not flood very much land, they could not have as much food, so a lower population. They farmed their little land very heavily, to get as much out of it as they can. One thing that allowed year-round farming, in the invention of the shaduf and the saqia. The shaduf is a water lift that brings water up from the river, and the saqia is an oxen-powered waterwheel, to get get the water. The flood of the Nile symbolized the new year.