National Geographic : 1926 Mar
THE LAND OF EGYPT 297 Photograph by A. W. Cutler A NUBIAN TRIO These Bisharins, one of the native races of Nubia, are slender, remarkably well featured, and lithe and delicate of limb. They have a luxuriant growth of hair, in which it is fashionable for men and boys to stick a wooden skewer. Women plaster their hair with a concoction of castor oil and mud. In dynastic times in Egypt, the crown prince was known as the Prince of Nubia, just as the heir apparent to the British throne is designated "Prince of Wales." To-day Nubia has no definite limits and is little more than a geographical expression. Vaguely, the term is applied to the region lying between Aswan and the confluence of the White and the Blue Nile (see map, page 272).