Banganarti – Selib (Sudan), 2010


Dates of work: 3 January – 1 March 2010

Director: Dr. Bogdan Żurawski, archaeologist (then Research Center for Mediterranean Archaeology, Polish Academy of Sciences)
NCAM representative: Adjab Saeed Adjab
Archaeologists: Dr. Marek Chłodnicki (Poznań Archaeological Museum), Dr. Tomasz Stępnik (Institute of Prehistory, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań), Mariusz Drzewiecki (PhD candidate, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań), Tomasz Włodarski (independent), Paweł Polkowski (PhD candidate, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań), Aneta Cedro (PhD candidate, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń), Katarzyna Solarska (PhD candidate, University of Rzeszów)
Archaeologists/documentalists: Katarzyna Molga (undergraduate student, Institute of Archaeology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń), Roksana Hajduga (undergraduate student, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków)
Iconologist, Christian wall painting specialist: Dr. Magdalena Łaptaś (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw)
Restorer: Tadeusz Badowski (freelance)

The 2010 season saw excavations divided between two sites situated 9 km apart, Banganarti and Selib. Continued exploration of the fortifications at Banganarti (discussed separately in this volume) and especially in the area between the enclosure wall and the east wall of the Raphaelion (Upper Church), was aimed at investigating the earliest phases of the complex. Extensive restoration and conservation were carried out inside the Upper Church. Fieldwork was carried out concurrently at three sites in the locality of Selib: a complex of superimposed churches and saqiya installations, a Meroitic settlement; finds from this location are discussed in the appendix) and an early Christian house. Work continued on the program of aerophotographical documentation of the sites and their immediate surroundings.

[Text: PAM]

B. Żurawski: