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Nubian EncountersThe Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964$
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Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789774164019

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.001.0001

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The Village Community of al-Dirr, Nubia

The Village Community of al-Dirr, Nubia

(p.199) The Village Community of al-Dirr, Nubia
Nubian Encounters

Nicholas S. Hopkins

Sohair R. Mehanna

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter chooses the Lower Nubian village of al–Dirr as a headquarters to study those villages which would inevitably be doomed to destruction as a consequence of resettlement. The native population had to come to terms with the idea that they would have to sacrifice their homes and living space to the technical and economic requirements of the state, and to seek a new home in foreign parts. The village territory of al–Dirr stretches along the east bank of the Nile about 200 kilometers south of Aswan. It includes twelve hamlets of various sizes and dissimilar population densities. The flooding of al–Dirr occurred after the second raising of the Aswan dam about thirty years ago. The houses, which had been preserved by the sand for endless periods, could not withstand the rising waters of the dam lake more than a short while, and then collapsed into the flood.

Keywords:   Nile, lower Nubia, hamlet, flooding, boat landing

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