A Nubian queen is a female ruler of the kingdom of Nubia, located along the Nile in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. In modern times, it is also used to describe a woman with African heritage.Know More
Some African-American women are referred to as Nubian queens with the intention of showing pride in their African heritage. Although Nubia is located in what is now southern Egypt and northern Sudan, it was once a part of northeastern Africa. Its history and culture dates back to around 3800 B.C. at which time the region was referred to as the Kush kingdom.
Around 1100 B.C., Egypt invaded and ruled the Nubian region. When the Nubian people regained control of their kingdom, they were ruled by Nubian royalty. Nubian queens include Queen Abar and Queen Qalhata, the wife and daughter, respectively, of King Piye. Candace of Meroe is one of the most notable queens of Nubia.Learn more about Ancient History
Epiphany Sunday originates from an ancient Christian holiday called the Feast of Epiphany. Christians celebrated this holiday on January 6 until the Roman Catholic Church changed the holiday to the first Sunday after the first Saturday in January.Full Answer >
Britain colonized India from 1757 to 1947. The colonization was orchestrated by the East India Company, a British corporation that traded cotton, silk, spices and tea.Full Answer >
The Sumerians lived in the southern part of Mesopotamia, an area that would later become Iraq. Former Sumerian territory lies roughly between the Persian Gulf and Baghdad.Full Answer >
Examples of transportation methods used in ancient India include walking, horse chariots, bullock carts and palanquins. Bullock carts were the most common forms of land transportation while palanquins were mainly used by the rich.Full Answer >