A-Group is the designation for a distinct culture that arose between the First and Second Cataracts of the Nile in Nubia from ca 3800 BC until ca. 2800 BC, time of the Egyptian 2nd dynasty. The A-Group settled on very poor land with scarce natural resources, yet they became the first Nubians to develop agriculture. This culture was one of the two important "kingdoms" in Lower Nubia. Artefacts from this culture were first discovered in 1907 by Egyptologist George A. Reisner.
A-Group royal tombs were found to be two centuries older than those of the Egyptians. The A-Group had strong beliefs in the afterlife. A great deal of time was put into their cemeteries and funerals. The dead were placed in burial mounds with their bodies facing the West. Grave goods such as jewellery, pottery, stone bowls, linen cloth, copper tools, and cosmetic palettes were found on or near bodies.
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- Early States and the A-Group 'Proto-Kingdom'
- Regional variations in the so-called “A-Group” Culture of Lower Nubia
- Hans-Åke Nordström: The Nubian A-Group
- Maria Gatto: Hunting for the Exclusive Nubian A-Group People; Renée Friedman: Setting the Scene
- Nubian Cultures: A and C-Group
- Early Burials: A-Group and C-Group
- The Exhibit of Nubian Antiquities
- Nancy C. Lovell: Nubian A- and C-Groups
- Maria Carmela Gatto: The Nubian A-group: a reassessment