Nubia, which is now known as Northern Sudan and Southern Egypt, located in Africa; is said to be the cradle of civilization. Nubia was known for its rich culture and bountiful resources including gold, ivory, copper and ebony.  Nubians were also known for magnificent architecture structures.    The new book , Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile gives readers a peek into this mysterious and great kingdom.  For more details go to the American University Press in Cairo website.