Nuer women do not marry deceased men only to continue the man's bloodline.In accordance to Nuer tradition, any wealth owned by the woman becomes property of the man after the marriage.In Sudan, a ghost marriage is a marriage where a deceased groom is replaced by his brother.The brother serves as a stand in to the bride, and any resulting children are considered children of the deceased spouse.In his death, the world saw the shadow of extinction approach before their eyes."Utter tragedy today," British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tweeted.
In this photo taken Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a ranger takes care of Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya.
The island was then located in Nubia, which was the primary source of gold for the New Kingdom of the Egyptian Pharaohs at that time.
The tomb was most probably built for a master goldsmith by the name of Khnummose, and was discovered during excavations conducted by Julia Budka, Professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Art.
Over the past 5 years, Budka has carried out parallel studies on three different Egyptian settlements that were established during the period of the so-called New Kingdom between 15 BC.
The excavations on the island of Sai, which lies in what is now the Sudanese section of the Nile, not only provide insights into the relationship between the official representatives of the occupying power and the local Nubian population, they also demonstrate that the island was inhabited for longer than hitherto assumed.
Investigation of the tomb's contents and inscriptions has so far revealed that, following the conquest by the Pharaoh Thutmose III of the local African Kerma kingdom of Kerma, the local elites were rapidly integrated by the new regime.