Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile, published by the American University in Cairo Press was named best book in the Archaeology and Anthropology category during the 37th Annual American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) ceremony in Washington.
The PROSE Awards annually recognise excellence in books, journals, and electronic content in over forty categories. Publishers and authors are acknowledged for their commitment to pioneering works of research and for contributing to the conception, production, and design of landmark works in their fields.
Ancient Nubia showcases the archaeological sites of southern Egypt and northern Sudan, in essays by leading experts on the history, archaeology, and material culture of the region and 200 colour illustrations, many taken by the highly acclaimed photographer Chester Higgins Jr.
“We are delighted with this award,” said AUC Press Director Dr. Nigel-Fletcher Jones, “not only as a testament to the very high quality of authors working regularly with the Press but also the great professionalism of all our staff.”