Life in ancient Nubia could be brutal. Residents of Mis Island – a remote area along the Fourth Cataract of the Nile River in present day Sudan – were plagued by meager diets, high infant mortality and diseases such as scurvy and tuberculosis. Angela Soler, a recent... [continue reading]
Posted by archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com on February 27, 2012, 09:30.
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The world’s longest river, located in Egypt, the Nile flows 4,665 miles northward to the Mediterranean Sea (a very unusual direction for a river to take). The Nile flows from two separate sources: the White Nile from equatorial Africa and the Blue Nile from the Abyssinian highlands. The Nile was regarded as the source of all life in ancient Egypt... [continue reading]