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    Online Class: The Art of Ancient Nubia: Egypt’s Rival on the Nile

    The Barnes Foundation

    2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
    • Tuesday May 5th 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Tuesday May 12th 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Tuesday May 19th 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Tuesday May 26th 2020, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    The rich artistic and architectural traditions of the people of ancient Nubia (modern-day northern Sudan) have long been overshadowed by their Egyptian neighbors. Colonialist attitudes even led some early archaeologists to attribute their creations to Egyptians; after all, what African society could produce art and architecture rivaling that of the ancient Egypt?

    Today, Nubia remains a mysterious part of the ancient world. This course will introduce the spectacular creations of Nubian societies, from stone pyramids to winged giraffes, from the 4th millennium BCE to the 4th century CE. Throughout, we will consider the controversial relationships between Nubian, Egyptian, and African art.

    We encourage you to watch live, but classes can be streamed anytime after the live session concludes. See our FAQ.

    Instructor: Carl Walsh, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Barnes.

    Photo: Meroitic Pyramids at Gebel Barkal, Sudan. Photo by Carl Walsh.

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    $198 - $220
    The Barnes Foundation

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