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Between the Cataracts. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference for Nubian Studies Warsaw University 27 August-2 September 2006. Part 1. Main Papers - PDF

Redakcja merytoryczna Włodzimierz Godlewski, Adam Łajtar
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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 one, comprising papers by 17 researchers, scholars in Nubian Studies, constitutes a compact summary of long-term research on the main centers of Nubian civilization and a broader historical reflection, taking into account also the influence of external factors on the situation in Nubia. A review of the archaeological work and research conducted in 2002-2006 is provided by D.A. Welsby. Site overviews include Wadi Howar (F. Jesse), Dokki Gel (Ch. Bonnet, D. Valbelle), Tombos (S.T. Smith), Sedeinga (C. Berger-el Naggar), Gebel Barkal (A. Roccati), Musawwarat es Sufra (S. Wenig), Meroe (K. Grzymski), Qasr Ibrim (P. Rose), Dongola (S. Jakobielski)¸ Banganarti (B. Żurawski, A. Łajtar). Moreover, W.Y. Adams reviews current scholarship into Nubian society, L. Török discusses the rise of the segmentarian state, and C. Rilly proposes a revolutionary look at ethnicity in Nubia. W. Godlewski focuses on aspects of royal and episcopal iconography in Christian Nubian wall paintings. T. Kendall searches into the astronomical meaning of Gebel Barkal which prompted Taharka to locate his tomb site there.

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.

Keywords: Nubian archaeology, Nubian heritage, International Conference of the Society of Nubian Studies, segmentarian state, Christian Nubian wall paintings, Funj Sultanate of Sinnar, ancient Nubia, archaeological excavations, archeology.

Mohamed Yussif,
Address to the 11th International Conference for Nubian Studies

Jean Leclant,
Adresse á la XIe Conférence internationale des études nubiennes

Włodzimierz Godlewski,
Bishops and Kings. The official program of the Pachoras (Faras) Cathedrals

Catherine Berger el-Naggar,
Contribution de Sedeinga á l’histoire de la Nubie

Pamela Rose,
Early settlement at Qasr Ibrim

Claude Rilly,
Enemy brothers. Kinship and relationship between Meroites and Nubians (Noba)

László Török,
From chiefdom to “segmentary state”. Meroitic studies: a personal view.

Charles Bonnet,
L’occupation égyptienne au Nouvel Empire à Doukki Gel: L’apport d’archéologie

Adam Łajtar,
Late Christian Nubia through visitors’ inscriptions from the Upper Church at Banganarti

Dominique Valbelle,
Les temples thoutmosides de Pnoubs (Doukki Gel). L’apport de l’épigraphie et de l’iconographie

Derek A. Welsby,
Merowe Dam Archaeological Salvage Project 1996-2006

Krzysztof Grzymski,
Recent research at the palaces and temples of Meroe: A contribution to the study of Meroitic civilization

Steffen Wenig,
Ten years of excavations at Musawwarat es Sufra, 1995-2004

Bogdan Żurawski,
The churches of Banganarti, 2002-2006

Stefan Jakobielski,
The Holy Trinity Monastery in Old Dongola

Alessandro Roccati,
The Italian Archaeological Expedition to Jebel Barkal/Napata.

Friederike Jesse,
Time of experimentation? The 4th and 3rd millennia BC in Lower Wadi Howar, Northwestern Sudan

Stuart Tyson Smith,
Tombos and the transition period from the New Kingdom to the Napatan Period in Upper Nubia

Why did Taharqa build his tomb at Nuri?

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