Sunken Cities Of The Ancient World: Bay of Cambay, India

Cleopatra’s royal quarters were found underwater off the shores of Alexandria, Egypt. They had been lost for 1600 years, swept away by earthquakes and tidal waves. Click through to see more lost treasures from Cleopatra's kingdom!

hieroglyphics for K presentation...print a copy for each student and have them cut out the pictures to spell their names.

Egypt hieroglyphics for K presentation.print a copy for each student and have them cut out the pictures to spell their names.

Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact.

Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt. Lost for years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, began excavating the ancient city in

About 760 BC, the Nubians of the Kush Empire invaded and conquered Egypt beginning the period of the Black Pharaohs. They made Meroë (pronounced mayor-way) their capitol. They built Jebel Barkel (or Napata) as a sign that Egypt belongs to Nubia. And for their Kings and Queens, who ruled equally, they built these distinctly Nubian pyramids. Their kingdom would last longer than the Egyptians and would end with their defeat by another African empire, the Kingdom of Axum in 656 BC.

From the February 2008 issue of National Geographic magazine. For 75 years Nubian kings ruled over ancient Egypt, reunifying the country and building an empire. Until recently, theirs was a chapter of history lost in the shadows.

Cleopatra on Egyptian museum entrance

One of two female figures at the entrance to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo; given that the museum opened in she is probably supposed to be either Cleopatra or Isis

Why 3,300-year-old sculpture of  legendary Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti was the first woman to be airbrushed.

Why legendary Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti was the first woman to be airbrushed

Why sculpture of legendary Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti was the first woman to be airbrushed. Egyptian royalty was always made too look like the ideal.

Abu Simbel interior, Egypt. Construction of the temple complex started in approximately 1264 BCE and lasted for about 20 years, until 1244 BCE. Known as the "Temple of Ramesses, beloved by Amun" it was one of six rock temples erected in Nubia during the long reign of Ramesses II.

Construction of the temple complex was built between 1264 and 1244 BCE. Known as the "Temple of Ramses, beloved by Amun" it was one of six temples erected during the long reign of Ramses II.

People of Upper Egypt. These are the faces of people that are remnants of the great civilization of the Pharaohs. Although you almost never see them in the modern Egyptian media, the original people are still there largely un-mixed and with separate culture. They have largely been squeezed out of the popular culture, but they are still proud and surviving.

fyeahblackhistory: Young Bishari’s of North

Young Bishari’s of North Africa Egypt, 1890 Photographer: Lekegian, G. The Bishari who occupy the land from Baranis south to Port Sudan area are descended from Neolithic peoples of ancient Hamitic.

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