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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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Field Research in a Nubian Village

Field Research in a Nubian Village

The Experience of an Egyptian Anthropologist

(p.91) Field Research in a Nubian Village
Nubian Encounters

Nicholas S. Hopkins

Sohair R. Mehanna

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter deals with the village known as Kanuba (pseudonym). It is one of several villages that Egyptian Nubians established below Aswan in the Nile Valley as a result of the inundation of their lands when the first Aswan Dam was twice raised, in 1912 and 1933. Following the inundation of this land, the remaining Nubians moved in 1964 to a new site. They are now settled on recently reclaimed lands in the Kom Ombo area. In their new location, which has become known as “New Nubia”, Nubians have been provided with schools, health facilities, agricultural services, and a greater opportunity to become part of the larger Egyptian society. The contrasts between Kanuba and the New Nubian villages should help to pinpoint indices to be used in identifying the termination of the transitional period that follows mass population movements.

Keywords:   Kanuba, village leadership, New Nubia, anthropology, Kom Ombo, population movements

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