What’s in a name?
- Nubia is a region along the Nile river located in what is today northern Sudan and southern Egypt. It was the seat of one of the earliest civilizations of ancient Africa, with a history that can be traced from at least 2000 B.C. The Nubians are among other things known for their architecture.
- The of is the hieroglyph for ‘house’ turned around.
- Nubes (nubis, nubi, nubem, nube) is Latin for cloud.
- And for all Star Wars geeks: the J-type 327 Nubian Royal Starship (also known as the Naboo Royal Starship) was used by Queen Amidala, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, during the Invasion of Naboo.