The Gods Love Nubia.. Do You?
The Gods Love Nubia
The Gods love Nubia and we love Nubia. In 1968 I was a high school student and I had the privilege of working with Professor William Adams and his wife Professor Nettie Adams as a helper while they were leading the UNESCO international expedition to salvage the Nubian antiquities from the High Dam waters in the biggest salvage campaign in UNESCO’s history. That was my first encounter with the outside world when expeditions came from all over the world to salvage the Nubian monuments. They came to rescue the artifacts of a small civilization to discover to their astonishment one of the greatest civilizations! Though I lost my home and my childhood lovely places under the waters of Egypt’s High Dam and fell homesick and nostalgic but I feel that our great sacrifice has attracted the attention of the world to the glories of Nubia. We lost a great land and incurred an irreparable damage to our heritage but that dear price attracted the attention of the world to Nubia, my motherland.
When I listened first time to “The Gods love Nubia”, I cried. As a Nubian who lost his childhood memories under that waters of a dam and who will never see his beloved land again, I felt lost in a wilderness but I realized that the people around the world love Nubia I felt consoled and better and even felt elated by feeling that we are not alone. All of us love Nubia and let us sing for Nubia.
Nubia is under attack. Fanatic Islamists and radical Arabs want to wipe out Nubia from the face of the earth. In few years from now the historic land of Nubia will be submerged and all its monuments and artifacts will be gone forever. Can you help stop damming and destroying Nubia? The least help you can do is to donate to Nubia Project to mobilize the Nubians and all Kushites inside Sudan to resist damming Nubia. Nubia will never die because the Gods love Nubia… Do you?
I witnessed the tragedy of inundation of the northern part of Sudanese Nubia and the total Egyptian Nubia. Many expeditions from different parts of the world were working hard to salvage the Nubian antiquities. They were able to salvage only 25% of the areas antiquities. Now the remaining historical land of Nubia is threatened by series of dams.
Now after more than 4 decades of the inundation of my ancestral land and during more than 2 decades of my stay in US with my small family I have been trying to spread the word about the dangers facing Nubia today hoping that the Americans and the international community listen to our cry for help. I hope that our cry will resonate and fall into the right ears and that we witness an ambitious campaign from the international community to salvage the antiquities of our beloved land of Nubia, the land of Kush civilization and extend a helping hand to the Nubians to preserve their heritage and culture from Arabization and cultural cleansing. Nubians as one of the indigenous people of the world deserve protection by the civilized world who cares about humanity and even the flora and fauna species threatened by extinction!