For me, it is the Egyptians. The reasons, simply put are as follows:
Architecture, religious system, society, and administration. I could elaborate on all of those, but that is it in a nutshell. Permalink
Quoting Mister Fang
And yet they were defeated by the Egyptians! Kidding, you are right, the Nubians were also facinating and they influenced Egypt's development.
As far as I know the Egyptian civilization is older than the Nubian. The earliest Egyptian pyramid (that of 3rd Dynasty Pharaoh Djoser) dates from prior to 2600 BC while the Nubian pyramids are from 2,000 years later or more. While early Nubian culture dates back to before their pyramid building days, in general the Nubians were more influenced by Egypt than the other way around. While Egypt usually was dominant militarily and culturally, the Nubians did conquer Egypt and founded the 25th Dynasty in its later history (well after the fall of the New Kingdom). The stonework on the Nubian pyramids is quite good and the slope is much steeper. The Nubians built almost twice as many pyramids as the Egyptians but none approached the size of the three pyramids at Giza. See what having a subscription to National Geographic does? (sure you can surf for this info too!) Permalink
Quoting M2com McKinney
Post what you think is the most fascinating culture and why you believe this.
Egyptians and indians are both very fascinating civilisations. the incas for example would build gigantic 'gardens' alongside the mountains, all the way from ground level to 15000 ft. both the mayans and the egyptians built pyramids, which is by far my favourite type of building. Permalink
There are a ton of them. I think that the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians are quite interesting but everyone knows about them. The South American and Central American cultures are interesting too but my favorite is the Norse culture. Permalink
Ancient greek's.Reason's:the trojan war,Homer's poems(the illiad,the odysee and the illoupersis):all those gods and godesses and the titans. Plus(trying not to brgg) I've read so much on them i can answer more or less any question about them.except time periods i cant do time's.The eygiptians are prety facinating as well/ Permalink
Quoting firestorm .
Ancient greek's.Reason's:the trojan war,Homer's poems(the illiad,the odysee and the illoupersis):all those gods and godesses and the titans. Plus(trying not to brgg) I've read so much on them i can answer more or less any question about them.except time periods i cant do time's.The eygiptians are prety facinating as well/
"I've been stabbed in the eye by Nobody!"lol If you don't get it, read the Odyssey. Permalink
Well, there are many fascinating cultures all over the world, still I am most impressed by Polynesian and Norse cultures. I think it's quite interesting how the Polynesian cultures have spread over such a large area.
What is fascinating about the Norse cultures are not just their myths, but also their craftsmanship, especially in boatbuilding. Permalink