Between the Cataracts 2/2

  • Between the Cataracts, Part Two: Session Papers (fasc. 2) (=PAM Supplement Series 2.2/2), Warsaw: PCMA UW, University of Warsaw Press, 2010

    Warsaw 2010
    Fascicule 2:
    ISBN 978-83-235-0747-5
    ISBN 978-83-235-0739-0 (online)
    430 pages
    Hard cover

    The scale of archaeological undertakings in Nubian archaeology in the past ten years and the sheer amount of new data that have been obtained, spanning Nubian heritage from the Paleolithic to the Funj Sultanate of Sinnar, have spurred a revision of many long-held views and a tackling of new perspectives in Ancient Nubian studies.

    The Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Society of Nubian Studies in Warsaw bring a timely record of the newest research into the ancient history and archaeology of Nubia, the territories of the Nile Valley and the deserts south of the first cataract (i.e., southern Egypt and northern Sudan). The papers, published in two parts, cover diverse aspects of research from reports on recent excavations, through documentary studies and insightful analyses of Nubian society, architecture and art.

    Part two presents 60 plus papers read at the conference, including issues related to the Fourth Cataract salvage effort of recent years, as well as a record of two panel discussions devoted to the topics of official and vernacular languages in the Nubian Kingdoms and representations of rulers and religious ceremony inside sacral buildings.

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