The Easel

Nubia: The Kingdom and the Power

History is owned by the storytellers. Without a written language to record their achievements the ancient Nubians have been presumed inferior to their Egyptian rivals. In fact, these cultures were equally accomplished. A major Boston collection, obtained a century ago, shows Nubia’s “glorious” achievement across gold, ceramics, sculpture and architecture. A discussion of Nubian art (5 min) is here.