By László Török

This instruction manual provides a entire survey of the textual archaeological and artwork ancient facts for this heart Nile zone - country of Kush. Basing itself upon the proof and scholarly literature, this paintings discusses the emergence of the local country of Kush (after the Pharaonic domination within the eleventh century BC), the rule of thumb of the Kings of Kush in Egpyt (c. 760-656 BC) and the highbrow foundations and political heritage of the dominion within the Napatan (7th and third centuries BC) and Meroitic (3rd century BC - 4th century) sessions.

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The Kingdom of Kush: Handbook of the Napatan-Meroitic Civilization

This guide provides a accomplished survey of the textual archaeological and artwork ancient proof for this heart Nile zone - state of Kush. Basing itself upon the proof and scholarly literature, this paintings discusses the emergence of the local kingdom of Kush (after the Pharaonic domination within the eleventh century BC), the rule of thumb of the Kings of Kush in Egpyt (c.

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Zach: Frtihe Osterreicher im Sudan II. AiAGW 115 (1985) 103-111; III. : Travels in Ethiopia. -1835:John Lowell, cf. T. Kendall: The American Discovery ofMeroitic Nubia and the Sudan. in: The American Discovery qf Ancient Egypt (Catalogue qf Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum qf Art). -1837-38: Joseph Russegger, pub!. Reisen in Europa, Asien und Ajiika. -See further literature listed inJ. Horn: Kleine Bibliographie zur ErschlieBung der Literatur der Reiseberichte tiber und Landesbeschreibungen von Agypten.

Boldrini. Bologna 1981; Priese 1992 12ff. INTRODUCTION 11 theories of great antiquity. , by Hoskins, 25 Kush was "the land whence the arts of learning of Egypt, and ultimately of Greece and Rome, derived their origin". 2. The Lepsius expedition The visible monuments of the ancient Middle Nile Region were systematically surveyed and documented by the Prussian expedition led in 1842-45 26 by Carl Richard Lepsius, one of the founders of Egyptology. 27 Lepsius was qualified for the monumental survey work through his talents and education as a philologist, linguist and historian as well as by his remarkable pragmatism, 28 and he equipped the expedition with brilliant artists and draughtsmen whose precision and naturalism were rooted in the practice of Neoclassical copying but who were also inspired by Romantic landscape painting as well as the Orientalism and exotism in the arts of the l830s 29 and whose drawings thus fortunately lacked the uniform Neoclassical varnish of the Description.

10 CHAPTER ONE published work conveys, however, the fascination of the first generation of modern travellers 22 who arrived here infected by the enthusiasm of the Napoleonic discoverers of ancient Egypt. 23 They compared, evidently, their Nubian discoveries to the monuments of Egypt and discovered in Nubia the impact of Egypt but neither did they fail to discern the non-Egyptian features of the Kushite monuments. Before the establishment of Egyptian chronology, however, the interpretation of the embarrassing relationship between Kushite and Egyptian art sometimes ventured into phantastic discourses which, interestingly, repeated Prokesch von Osten: Das Land zwischen den Katarakten des Nil.

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