Section Information for Fall 2021
This class will study the art and archaeology of the people of ancient Nubia (modern Sudan), who became pharaohs of Ancient Egypt’s 25th Dynasty around 750 BCE. We will highlight the sophisticated history of Nubian cultures as well as the nature of their interactions with Egypt. We will encounter issues such as state formation, religious change, and imperialism. Students will learn current research in the archaeology of North-East Africa and discuss the ways in which these debates influence notions of cultural heritage and identity in the contemporary world.
ARTH 399 DL1 is a distance education section.