© 2019  Anthony Hamboussi

Nubia

 

Egypt, 2014 - 2016

 

With the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960's, and the formation of Lake Nasser, to its south, the Nubians ancestral land was completely flooded and submerged forcing the exodus of the population of Old Nubia. 120,000 Nubians who lived, fished and cultivated these lands for thousands of years were forcibly uprooted and relocated to resettlement communities. The photographs document the landscape of Nubia north of the Aswan Dam in Upper Egypt.