Skip to content
Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(New Scientist)   Why ancient Nubia is finally emerging from Egypt's shadow. What's a Nubia?   (newscientist.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Ancient Egypt, Egypt, Prussian archaeologist Karl Richard Lepsius, full richness of the ancient Egyptian civilisation, ancient Egypt, dividing line, middle of the 19th century, Egyptology  
•       •       •

823 clicks; posted to STEM » on 03 Oct 2022 at 3:05 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



26 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2022-10-03 2:14:56 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-10-03 2:44:26 PM  

UberDave: [Fark user image 480x360]


"BLACK RAGE!"
 
2022-10-03 2:48:47 PM  
Nubia, please.
 
2022-10-03 3:25:19 PM  

UberDave: [Fark user image 480x360]


the movie should have just been this scene

/well isn't that true?
 
2022-10-03 4:03:32 PM  
th.bing.comView Full Size
 
2022-10-03 4:08:32 PM  
A forum I used to post at long ago had a filter that would replace the N-ending-with-A-word with 'nubian'.  Thus, an obsolete synonym for 'paltry' would be rendered as 'nubianrdly'.

The regular N-word would be replaced with 'I am a racist!' or 'I am an idiot!', depending whether it was in the text or the headline.
 
2022-10-03 4:13:38 PM  
Subby, it's like an Ol'bia.  Except now it's digital, solar powered, orange flavored, and still won't last as long as you think it should.
 
2022-10-03 4:16:16 PM  
3 debens, same as in Cairo
 
2022-10-03 4:17:19 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-10-03 4:17:35 PM  
Whatever it is, Watto's got lots of it.
 
2022-10-03 4:20:32 PM  
I dunno, Subby, but they don't take Republic Credits for their hyperdrive units.
 
2022-10-03 4:36:58 PM  
That's a lot of words to say that finally we're finally starting to stop looking at the ancient world through the lens of the Bible.
 
2022-10-03 4:51:28 PM  
When I first ran across the claim that Egyptians were Black, I thought that what they really should have been doing was emphasizing Nubia, because those people were unquestionably Black, and they had an early civilization that could be pointed to. The Egyptians' images of themselves looked more like the people who live there right now. So the Nubians didn't dominate Egypt militarily, except for 1 period of approximately 100 years, starting in the 740s BC. Hey, Isaeal and Judah weren't winning that often in antiquity, either, but nobody goes around insisting they were somehow less civilized people.
 
2022-10-03 4:59:47 PM  
Nothing much, what's a-Nubia with you?
 
2022-10-03 5:01:30 PM  

anotherluser: When I first ran across the claim that Egyptians were Black, I thought that what they really should have been doing was emphasizing Nubia, because those people were unquestionably Black, and they had an early civilization that could be pointed to. The Egyptians' images of themselves looked more like the people who live there right now. So the Nubians didn't dominate Egypt militarily, except for 1 period of approximately 100 years, starting in the 740s BC. Hey, Isaeal and Judah weren't winning that often in antiquity, either, but nobody goes around insisting they were somehow less civilized people.


So I don't even have a GED in African history (ha), so I know nothing. But an honest question for those who know more than I.

The Islamic Empire, in part, conquered the top third of Africa back in the day. I'm guessing that they exported populations to there as they did elsewhere, right?

Assuming that's true, wouldn't that mean that all of Africa - including Egypt -- was basically "black" (I hate that term) until that point? Though I could be wrong because there always had been a lot of intermixing among Mediterranean peoples.

Curious to learn this history...
 
2022-10-03 5:03:58 PM  
An ancient neighbor to Egypt, but that's not important right now.
 
2022-10-03 5:06:55 PM  

bostonguy: Curious to learn this history...


Also, seems there is a major fault-line in central Africa between Muslims and Christians precisely because of the history. Civil wars and general wars, and so on. Islamic influence from the north and Christian influence from the south.

(Again, please correct me if I'm wrong.)
 
2022-10-03 5:13:30 PM  

bostonguy: anotherluser: When I first ran across the claim that Egyptians were Black, I thought that what they really should have been doing was emphasizing Nubia, because those people were unquestionably Black, and they had an early civilization that could be pointed to. The Egyptians' images of themselves looked more like the people who live there right now. So the Nubians didn't dominate Egypt militarily, except for 1 period of approximately 100 years, starting in the 740s BC. Hey, Isaeal and Judah weren't winning that often in antiquity, either, but nobody goes around insisting they were somehow less civilized people.

So I don't even have a GED in African history (ha), so I know nothing. But an honest question for those who know more than I.

The Islamic Empire, in part, conquered the top third of Africa back in the day. I'm guessing that they exported populations to there as they did elsewhere, right?

Assuming that's true, wouldn't that mean that all of Africa - including Egypt -- was basically "black" (I hate that term) until that point? Though I could be wrong because there always had been a lot of intermixing among Mediterranean peoples.

Curious to learn this history...


Egypt is an ancient agrarian civilisation, and agrarian societies tend to have large populations.  Tribesmen from a semi-arid region simply don't have the numbers to displace and repopulate the entire Nile valley.
 
2022-10-03 5:23:35 PM  

bostonguy: anotherluser: When I first ran across the claim that Egyptians were Black, I thought that what they really should have been doing was emphasizing Nubia, because those people were unquestionably Black, and they had an early civilization that could be pointed to. The Egyptians' images of themselves looked more like the people who live there right now. So the Nubians didn't dominate Egypt militarily, except for 1 period of approximately 100 years, starting in the 740s BC. Hey, Isaeal and Judah weren't winning that often in antiquity, either, but nobody goes around insisting they were somehow less civilized people.

So I don't even have a GED in African history (ha), so I know nothing. But an honest question for those who know more than I.

The Islamic Empire, in part, conquered the top third of Africa back in the day. I'm guessing that they exported populations to there as they did elsewhere, right?

Assuming that's true, wouldn't that mean that all of Africa - including Egypt -- was basically "black" (I hate that term) until that point? Though I could be wrong because there always had been a lot of intermixing among Mediterranean peoples.

Curious to learn this history...


Not to mention that Islam arrived about 3000 years too late to have changed how the ancient Egyptian population looked.
 
2022-10-03 5:24:54 PM  
"What's a Nubia?"

A badass.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-10-03 5:33:27 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Thus, an obsolete synonym for 'paltry' would be rendered as 'nubianrdly'.



obsolete?
 
2022-10-03 5:54:49 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-10-03 6:07:02 PM  

bostonguy: anotherluser: When I first ran across the claim that Egyptians were Black, I thought that what they really should have been doing was emphasizing Nubia, because those people were unquestionably Black, and they had an early civilization that could be pointed to. The Egyptians' images of themselves looked more like the people who live there right now. So the Nubians didn't dominate Egypt militarily, except for 1 period of approximately 100 years, starting in the 740s BC. Hey, Isaeal and Judah weren't winning that often in antiquity, either, but nobody goes around insisting they were somehow less civilized people.

So I don't even have a GED in African history (ha), so I know nothing. But an honest question for those who know more than I.

The Islamic Empire, in part, conquered the top third of Africa back in the day. I'm guessing that they exported populations to there as they did elsewhere, right?

Assuming that's true, wouldn't that mean that all of Africa - including Egypt -- was basically "black" (I hate that term) until that point? Though I could be wrong because there always had been a lot of intermixing among Mediterranean peoples.

Curious to learn this history...


Actually the opposite seems to be the case. There is actually more sub-Saharan DNA in modern Egyptians than ancient Egyptians. They seemed to be substantially "Mediterranean."

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-10-03 6:52:29 PM  
The ancient fictional histories always present Nubian woman as unearthly beauties ... and slaves.
 
2022-10-03 9:45:11 PM  
I only like black girls, the brown girls, the cafe au lait
Caramel girls and mocha girls just blow me away
If you are Nubian I want you to be in every fantasy
But if you're a whitey, say nighty nighty
You're just not the girl for me...
 
2022-10-04 12:20:17 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: A forum I used to post at long ago had a filter that would replace the N-ending-with-A-word with 'nubian'.  Thus, an obsolete synonym for 'paltry' would be rendered as 'nubianrdly'.

The regular N-word would be replaced with 'I am a racist!' or 'I am an idiot!', depending whether it was in the text or the headline.


There was this hack site that made that word turn into successful and attractive something something.

Not sure  what ever became of that site
 
Displayed 26 of 26 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.