Major evidence of the classical civilizations of Kush and Nubia (among the earliest in the world) are in jeopardy being destroyed by a series of dam projects in Sudan.
Presentation “Southern Origins: 2017 Field Research and the Foundations of Ancient Kush” will occur on the evening of Monday, May 1st at Contra Costa College in the “John & Jean Knox Performing Arts Center starting at 6:00 pm. 2600 Mission Bell Drive. San Pablo, CA.”
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The mission of the Save Nubia Project (SNP) is to help raise national and international awareness about the pending flooding of the central areas of the ancient Kushite and Nubian civilizations in the Sudan. There are a series of dams (from the 2nd through 5th cataracts) scheduled for construction, each of which will cause the Nile River to back up and create a reservoir and flood countless ancient archaeological sites and displace well over 100,000 local (indigenous) Sudanese people.
Thus, the Save Nubia Project’s task is to document that the dam construction areas in northern and central Sudan are valuable World Heritage Sites that are in danger of being destroyed, and should be preserved.
– See more at: http://www.datsyn.com/article/6906/2017/04/07/SOUTHERN-ORIGINS-2017-FIELD-RESEARCH-AND-THE-FOUNDATIONS-OF-ANCIENT-KUSH#sthash.oVP8z69w.dpuf