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Nubia Collection

Nubia: A Rich Tapestry of History and Culture Embark on a journey through the captivating land of Nubia, where ancient wonders and vibrant traditions await

Background imageNubia Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of the explorers Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron

Background imageNubia Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron. Date: 19th Century

Background imageNubia Collection: Arab empire, mid-700s

Arab empire, mid-700s
Empire of the Arab Caliphs, middle of the 8th century. Printed color lithograph

Background imageNubia Collection: Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: Kiosk of Trajan in the foreground, Temple of Isis, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Kiosk of Trajan in the foreground, Temple of Isis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Philae Island, Aswan, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: Ramses II Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa

Ramses II Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: Grand Portico of the Temple of Philae - Nubia, 1842-1849 (tinted lithograph)

Grand Portico of the Temple of Philae - Nubia, 1842-1849 (tinted lithograph)
985994 Grand Portico of the Temple of Philae - Nubia, 1842-1849 (tinted lithograph) by Roberts, David (1796-1864); 62.5x45 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageNubia Collection: The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Nubia, c19th century. Artist: David Roberts

The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Nubia, c19th century. Artist: David Roberts
The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Nubia, 19th century. A plate from Egypt and Nubia, Volume 1. Found in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Background imageNubia Collection: Nubian painted village near Aswan, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Nubian painted village near Aswan, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Hathor and Nefertari, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Abu Simbel

Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Hathor and Nefertari, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: General View of the Island of Philae, Nubia November 1838. After watercolour by David Roberts

General View of the Island of Philae, Nubia November 1838. After watercolour by David Roberts (1796-1864) Scottish artist and orientalist. Temple Ancient Egypt Archaeology Religion Mythology Ruin

Background imageNubia Collection: Tourists in front of the Temple of Re-Herakhte, built for Ramses II

Tourists in front of the Temple of Re-Herakhte, built for Ramses II, also known as the Sun or Great Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: Temple of Ramasses (Ramses) II (Ramses the Great), at night, Abu Simbel

Temple of Ramasses (Ramses) II (Ramses the Great), at night, Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: Pyramid with rock carvings, Meroe, Sudan, Africa

Pyramid with rock carvings, Meroe, Sudan, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: Egypt, Abu Simbel, Statues and Temple of Ramses II, main chamber, reliefs

Egypt, Abu Simbel, Statues and Temple of Ramses II, main chamber, reliefs

Background imageNubia Collection: Ramses II at Kadesh in center, Reliefs, Temple of Hathor and Nefertari

Ramses II at Kadesh in center, Reliefs, Temple of Hathor and Nefertari, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: 1858 Dispatch Atlas Map Of Egypt Nubia Abyssinia And The Red Sea

1858 Dispatch Atlas Map Of Egypt Nubia Abyssinia And The Red Sea
1858, Dispatch Atlas Map of Egypt, Nubia, Abyssinia and the Red Sea

Background imageNubia Collection: 1837 Malte-Brun Map Of Ancient Egypt Nubia Sudan And Abyssinia

1837 Malte-Brun Map Of Ancient Egypt Nubia Sudan And Abyssinia
1837, Malte-Brun Map of Ancient Egypt, Nubia, Sudan and Abyssinia, Ethiopia

Background imageNubia Collection: toursit walking through the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River

toursit walking through the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: Guradian at the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt

Guradian at the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: Egypt, Abu Simbel, Temple of Nefertari and Hathor

Egypt, Abu Simbel, Temple of Nefertari and Hathor

Background imageNubia Collection: Egyptian Art (engraving)

Egyptian Art (engraving)
8644760 Egyptian Art (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Egyptian Art. Illustration for Architecture, Sculpture)

Background imageNubia Collection: View of Egypt and Nubia: The Hypethrum Temple in the island of Philae

View of Egypt and Nubia: The Hypethrum Temple in the island of Philae
JEB4833994 View of Egypt and Nubia: The Hypethrum Temple in the island of Philae.; (add.info.: View of Egypt and Nubia: The Hypethrum Temple in the island of Philae)

Background imageNubia Collection: Young Nubian woman and Ababde man. Ethiopian mixed-race people

Young Nubian woman and Ababde man. Ethiopian mixed-race people. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lizars after an
FLO4605235 Young Nubian woman and Ababde man. Ethiopian mixed-race people. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lizars after an illustration by Charles Hamilton Smith from his Natural History of the Human

Background imageNubia Collection: Naked Nubian people (Coubli or Barabra) from beyond the Nile falls (Southern Egypt and Sudan)

Naked Nubian people (Coubli or Barabra) from beyond the Nile falls (Southern Egypt and Sudan)
FLO4620749 Naked Nubian people (Coubli or Barabra) from beyond the Nile falls (Southern Egypt and Sudan). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient

Background imageNubia Collection: Statue of Ramses II from Abu Simbel rock temple

Statue of Ramses II from Abu Simbel rock temple
3480446 Statue of Ramses II from Abu Simbel rock temple; (add.info.: Statue of Ramses II from Abu Simbel rock temple in Nubia, southern Egypt)

Background imageNubia Collection: West Africa, 1679

West Africa, 1679
2902124 West Africa, 1679; (add.info.: West Africa, 1679.); Buyenlarge Archive/UIG

Background imageNubia Collection: Egypt, Arabia, Petra - Abyssinia, 1885

Egypt, Arabia, Petra - Abyssinia, 1885
2902112 Egypt, Arabia, Petra - Abyssinia, 1885; (add.info.: Inset of the Suez Canal. Egypt, Arabia, Petra - Abyssinia, 1885.); Buyenlarge Archive/UIG

Background imageNubia Collection: The great frontier fortress at Semneh or Semna, Nubia, Egypt erected by Khakaure Senusret III

The great frontier fortress at Semneh or Semna, Nubia, Egypt erected by Khakaure Senusret III
3033756 The great frontier fortress at Semneh or Semna, Nubia, Egypt erected by Khakaure Senusret III, aka Senwosret III or Sesostris III

Background imageNubia Collection: Map of the Middle East (Middle East) in antiquity, birth of civilization

Map of the Middle East (Middle East) in antiquity, birth of civilization. We see the territories of: Egypt, Nubia
NWI4860542 Map of the Middle East (Middle East) in antiquity, birth of civilization. We see the territories of: Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, the Red Sea, Babylon, Phenicia, Tyre, Mesopotamia, Armenia

Background imageNubia Collection: Africa: Egyptian relief, transport of prisoners, im Nubia (b/w photo)

Africa: Egyptian relief, transport of prisoners, im Nubia (b/w photo)
8664764 Africa: Egyptian relief, transport of prisoners, im Nubia (b/w photo) by Bernatzik, Hugo Adolf (1897-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: Egyptian relief, transport of prisoners, im Nubia)

Background imageNubia Collection: Houses of the Nubians, early 19th century. Natives smoking pipes

Houses of the Nubians, early 19th century. Natives smoking pipes and sitting in the shade under palm trees
FLO4619772 Houses of the Nubians, early 19th century. Natives smoking pipes and sitting in the shade under palm trees. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrario's

Background imageNubia Collection: Interior of the Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II (Ramses Ii)

Interior of the Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II (Ramses Ii) and his queen Nefertiti, Nubia
FLO4568965 Interior of the Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II (Ramses Ii) and his queen Nefertiti, Nubia, southern Egypt

Background imageNubia Collection: By the Nile in Nubia (colour litho)

By the Nile in Nubia (colour litho)
8644753 By the Nile in Nubia (colour litho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: By the Nile in Nubia. The Ibis, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Crocodiles and Baboons)

Background imageNubia Collection: Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II and his queen Nefertiti, Nubia, southern Egypt

Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II and his queen Nefertiti, Nubia, southern Egypt
FLO4568958 Abu Simbel rock temples to Pharaoh Ramesses II and his queen Nefertiti, Nubia, southern Egypt. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuch's Bilderbuch fur Kinder

Background imageNubia Collection: Map of Ethiopia showing five African states, c.1690 possibly after G

Map of Ethiopia showing five African states, c.1690 possibly after G. Blaeu's "Grooten Atlas" of 1648-65
BAL42830 Map of Ethiopia showing five African states, c.1690 possibly after G. Blaeu's "Grooten Atlas" of 1648-65; O'Shea Gallery, London, UK

Background imageNubia Collection: Agilkia Island, Aswan, Egypt. Carvings on columns at the Philae Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Agilkia Island, Aswan, Egypt. Carvings on columns at the Philae Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Background imageNubia Collection: Agilkia Island, Aswan, Egypt. Carvings on a column at the Philae Temple

Agilkia Island, Aswan, Egypt. Carvings on a column at the Philae Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Background imageNubia Collection: Abu Simbel, Aswan, Egypt. Colorful basket souvenirs at a tourist shop. (Editorial Use Only)

Abu Simbel, Aswan, Egypt. Colorful basket souvenirs at a tourist shop. (Editorial Use Only)

Background imageNubia Collection: Agilkia Island, Aswan, Egypt. Capital of a column carved like a palm, at the Philae Temple

Agilkia Island, Aswan, Egypt. Capital of a column carved like a palm, at the Philae Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Background imageNubia Collection: Abu Simbel, Aswan, Egypt. Colorful basket souvenirs at a tourist shop. (Editorial Use Only)

Abu Simbel, Aswan, Egypt. Colorful basket souvenirs at a tourist shop. (Editorial Use Only)

Background imageNubia Collection: Nubian Female Figure, Egypt, Late Period, 25th Dynasty (711 - 600 BCE) or later. Creator: Unknown

Nubian Female Figure, Egypt, Late Period, 25th Dynasty (711 - 600 BCE) or later. Creator: Unknown
Nubian Female Figure, Egypt, Late Period, 25th Dynasty (711 - 600 BCE) or later

Background imageNubia Collection: Untitled (Gentleman In Eastern Costume With Nubian Model), 1858. Creator: Roger Fenton

Untitled (Gentleman In Eastern Costume With Nubian Model), 1858. Creator: Roger Fenton
Untitled (Gentleman In Eastern Costume With Nubian Model), 1858

Background imageNubia Collection: Egypt - River Nile - Capturing a crocodile

Egypt - River Nile - Capturing a crocodile. As with picture 10270850, there is a certain degree of scepticism in this captioners mind as to the validity of the beast which is being grabbed...!

Background imageNubia Collection: Tourist walking throuhg the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River

Tourist walking throuhg the Temple of Philae on an island in Lake Nasser, Nile River, Aswan, Egypt, Africa

Background imageNubia Collection: Sobek and Haroeris temple (2nd-1st century BC), Kom Ombo, Egypt

Sobek and Haroeris temple (2nd-1st century BC), Kom Ombo, Egypt

Background imageNubia Collection: Egypt, Abu Simbel, The Great Temple and The small temple - known as Temple of Hathor

Egypt, Abu Simbel, The Great Temple and The small temple - known as Temple of Hathor




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Nubia: A Rich Tapestry of History and Culture Embark on a journey through the captivating land of Nubia, where ancient wonders and vibrant traditions await. This region, located in North Africa, holds a significant place in history, as evidenced by its numerous landmarks and archaeological sites. As we explore Nubia's past, let us begin with a map that traces the footsteps of intrepid explorers who ventured into this mysterious land. From the Arab empire in the mid-700s to present-day expeditions, these maps reveal the allure that has drawn adventurers for centuries. One such marvel is the Ramses II Temple at Abu Simbel - an awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled in Egypt's Nubian region. Its grandeur stands as a testament to Ramses II's power and architectural prowess. The temple complex also features the Kiosk of Trajan and Temple of Isis – both remarkable structures showcasing intricate designs. Further along our journey lies Lake Nasser's tranquil waters, home to Philae Island and its magnificent Temple of Philae. This island sanctuary offers respite amidst breathtaking surroundings while preserving ancient Egyptian heritage within its walls. The Grand Portico beckons visitors with its timeless beauty captured vividly in a 19th-century lithograph. Venturing deeper into Nubia reveals more hidden gems like the Hypostyle Hall at Abu Simbel's Temple of Hathor and Nefertari – another UNESCO World Heritage Site adorned with stunning hieroglyphics depicting tales from long ago. But it is not just monumental architecture that defines Nubia; it is also found within its people. A visit to a painted village near Aswan allows us to witness firsthand their vibrant culture and artistic expressions passed down through generations. As tourists gather before the imposing Temple of Re-Herakhte or bask under starlit skies illuminating Ramesses II’s temple at night, they become part of Nubia's ongoing story.