by m. honegger
Even today, Nubia embodies the image of a distant land
and mysterious, crossed by the Nile and opening onto black Africa,
its riches and its exoticism.
Although it has long been devoid of writing, civilization
Nubian displays remarkable dynamism and originality as
both culturally and economically.
Kerma is one of the major sites in the Nile Valley. Searched by a
Swiss team for more than thirty years, it has delivered vestiges
exceptional, buried in the ruins of ancient cities, temples
monumental and vast necropolises.
It is the capital of the first kingdom of Nubia. This region, which
also contains the oldest cemeteries on the continent, is
finally the place of discovery of the statues of the black pharaohs.