Workshop on latest results of the ERC-funded UMMA project

The team of the project “UMMA – Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city” organized a workshop to present the results of the current research at the site in Old Dongola. The project, headed by Assist. Prof. Artur Obłuski, is funded by the European Research Council.

It is attended by the research team working under this project. Among the topics discussed are the results of the excavations, including architectural remains, as well as the finds: ceramics, coins, and epigraphic finds. Several papers are focused on bioarchaeological research, including child burials, as well as animal and plant remains. Conservation work is also presented, including on wall paintings discovered at the site.

Activities in the field of collaborative archaeology and heritage management are also summarized – this aspect of the project’s activities has been recognized by the ERC: the UMMA project made it to the finals of the European Research Council’s “Public Engagement with Research Award” in the INSPIRE category.

Workshop program (July 14-15, 2022) (PDF).

Read more about Old Dongola.