The Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago has quietly opened a new gallery devoted to ancient Nubia, the mysterious land from where all that gold came.
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Gallery devoted to ancient Nubia opens in Chicago
Gallery devoted to ancient Nubia opens in Chicago
Gallery devoted to ancient Nubia opens in Chicago

As the Field Museum in downtown Chicago gears up for a blockbuster visit this spring by the golden treasures of King Tutankhamun, the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago has quietly opened a new gallery devoted to ancient Nubia, the mysterious land from where all that gold came.

As the Field Museum in downtown Chicago gears up for a blockbuster visit this spring by the golden treasures of King Tutankhamun, the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago has quietly opened a new gallery devoted to ancient Nubia, the mysterious land from where all that gold came.

"Egypt didn't have any gold," explains Oriental Institute researcher Emily Teeter. "So when you look at the Tutankhamun art, you're seeing gold from Nubia, obtained either through trade or by conquest."

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