Hello. My name is Claire Nicholas and I would like to thank you for visiting my site.
This site is all about my work with the Nubians (mainly Egyptian Nubians, based in Kom Ombo, Aswan and Abu Simbel), who have been the focus of my research for several years. Most recently, I have been examining their access - or, rather, the lack of it - to their removed heritage and fading traditions. Back in 2010, on one of my many visits to that lovely land, some local Nubian people stated that Americans and Europeans knew more about their history than they did. This website is a step towards improving that balance, by reuniting the Nubian people with their past, via the power of the internet.
A key theme of my latest research was how much of the Nubian history and archaeology has been made available online, and in Arabic. The following pages answer that question for you. Currently this website falls foul of the need to produce information for Arabic-speaking people in their mother (or adopted) tongue; however, some of the information here has already been translated, and the hope is that eventually the remaining pages will similarly be converted.
I need to thank everyone who has helped me with my work in, and about, Egyptian Nubia, from the participants in the surveys through to Mustafa Osman, Sara Hilmy, and those who hosted and took part in the interviews, plus the professional transcribers. A huge thank you to you all! What is published here is a result of your hard work and support, so I hope many people read and benefit from the following.