Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ordered addressing the problems of Nubian people
affected by the construction of Aswan's High Dam since 1902, said Marwan in June.
Mueller also made many trips to Egypt, spending several months in Cairo and Aswan, and getting to know the Nubian people
, as can be seen in his portraits of Bedouins.
An 18-member subcommittee subsequently drafted a bill outlining the creation, jurisdiction and responsibilities of an authority to oversee the return of the Nubian people
to their villages, including regulations on how the land can be used.
"The whole thing started when I realized that a big number of Nubian people
, especially those who live in Cairo and Alexandria, are not aware of their own culture and cannot speak their mother tongue," Taloush said.
The Nubian people
would be removed and relocated from their traditional lifestyles and villages and displaced in some cases hundreds of kilometers from their original homelands, making them ecological refugees.
Over the course of the twentieth century, the Nubian people
were resettled several times to make way for dams on the river Nile.
Both Graham and Michael were familiar with Nuba Nour's history, especially in respect of the social and cultural impact on Egypt's Nubian people
resulting from the building of President Nasser's Aswan High Dam during the 1960s.
The Nubian people
are skilled at making crafts, such as jewellery, woven baskets and wooden figures.
Classified UN reports as well as right groups have accused Khartoum of committing war crimes in the state and targeting ethnic Nubian people
. Last week, a senior US lawmaker called for the immediate deployment of peacekeepers to the state to prevent "another potential genocide".
To preserve as much as possible about Nubian culture and society, the American University in Cairo conducted a survey of the Nubian people
between 1960 and 1964.
, homes and roads are just like precious stones that feed his imagination and increase his creativity.