Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Watch Live


The Secret Story of Egypt's Black Emperors

Though their story remains largely untold, so-called "black pharaohs" ruled ancient Egypt for nearly half a century. They played a major role in unifying the country and created glorious monuments, which still stand today.

Their story appears in National Geographic magazine.

NPR's Tony Cox talks with Robert Draper, who wrote the article.


Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit