Nubia is called " Land of Bow "

Many early Egyptian inscriptions, dating between 3200 and 2600 BCE, mention Nubia, which is called "Land of the Bow." At least five of these seem to be about Egyptian military raids on Nubia. Because hieroglyphic writing of this time does not give us detailed history, we know little of these events. 

 Nubia was famous throughout ancient history as a land of expert and feared archers. Pictures from as early as 3200 BCE show Nubians carrying bows. The Egyptians even used a bow as the hieroglyphic spelling for the name "Nubia." Throughout history, pictures and drawings of Nubian gods, kings, and warriors show them holding bows. In graves of Nubian men, archaeologists often find their skeletons holding bows and lying beside quivers of arrows. In later centuries, men were sometimes buried wearing stone rings on their thumbs. These rings allowed them to pull back the bowstrings without cutting or hurting themselves.About 2600 BCE, the Egyptians began hiring thousands of Nubian men as archers for their armies
Nubia was known as "Ta-Seti", or the Land of the Bow, by the Egyptians. The skills of the Nubian Archers were well known in the ancient world. In rise of Nations, these archers make up one line of unique units for the Nubians. The Kushite Archer, named after the first Nubian Kingdom of Kush, makes their appearance in the Classical Age, continuing to the Gunpowder Age with the Apedemak Archer, named after the Nubian God of War. The Nubians and Egyptians had a close relationship throughout much of their history either as trade partners or as suzerain overlords over one another. Indeed, trade was a major component of the Nubian civilization, and in Rise of Nations, they are possess the ability to derive benefits from rare resources in their territory even without having a merchant present. The Nubians were also introduced to use of camels in war early in its history providing them with their second unique unit. The Nubians receives Camel Archers starting in the Classical Age that continue into the Enlightenment Age as the Camel Corp

Gravestone of the Nubian soldier Nenu, his wife and son, which also depicts his servants and pet dogs. Nenu was a Nubian who had come to Egypt to work as a professional bowman. He can be seen holding his bow and a quiver of arrows. In Egypt he took a wife, who has an Egyptian name and has lighter skin. There he lived and died and was buried with an Egyptian stele or grave marker. Found at Gebelein in southern Egypt. About 2250-2060 BCE.


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