Archaeologist, Peter Lacovara “Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile”

Madras Tourist Magazine

Photographer Chester Higgins, Jr., Peter Lacovara, the Carlos Museum’s curator of Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art, Marjorie Martin Fisher of the University of Michigan, and Egyptologist Sue D’Auria, discuss their collaboration on the book “Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile,” recently published by the American University in Cairo Press. The panel discussion and book signing will be held at the Carlos Museum on

April 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Nubia’s remote setting in the midst of an inhospitable desert, with access by river blocked by impassable rapids, has lent it not only an air of mystery, but also isolated it from exploration. “Ancient Nubia” documents recent archaeological discoveries about ancient Nubia, with its remarkable history, architecture, and culture. In describing his work to capture the essence of this civilization through photography, Higgins Jr. notes, “Working on the Ancient Nubia project, among the antiquity sites in…

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