When I hold my love close, and her arms steal around me, I’m like a man translated to Punt … when the world suddenly bursts into flower.
Ancient Egyptian love song
Nubia was the ancient land known as Kush in what is present-day Sudan. The ancient Land of Punt originally encompassed what is now known as Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.
At the height of its glory, the Land of Punt was a prestigious commerce, military and economic center, and had a profound effect on the culture of the Egyptians.
Nubia also had a great influence on Egypt. Even the way the Nubians wore their hair was copied by the Egyptians.
Abu Simbel was originally located in Nubia.
The facial features of the smaller statues at the feet of Ramses II are Nubian, even in the hairstyles (some of which were a type of Afro as well as braided…
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