Sudan: Ancient Treasures : an Exhibition of Recent Discoveries from the Sudan National Museum
Derek A. Welsby
British Museum Press, 2004 - Social Science - 336 pages
A comprehensive survey of Sudanese ancient cultures, the history of archaeology in Sudan, current work and recent trends. The Sudan is the largest country in Africa. For millennia it has been the zone of contact between the peoples of Central Africa and those emanating from the Mediterranean world. The National Museum in Khartoum houses one of the finest collections of antiquities from the Nile Valley and is of international importance; however, the vast quantity of material is in store and has rarely if ever been seen by the public.This exhibition will seek to display some of the finest objects produced during all phases of human settlement from the Palaeolithic through to the Islamic period.
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18th Dynasty A-Group amulet ancient Anlamani Apedemak archaeological Banganarti beads Bonnet bowl bucrania Buhen buildings burial Cataract centre century ad H century bc Ceramic chapel Christian Church Copper alloy cultural decoration discovered Egypt Egyptian excavated faience fragments funerary graves hieroglyphic incised inscription Islamic Island Jebel Barkal Kadero Kadruka Kawa Keding Kerma Ancien Kerma Classique Kerma Moyen Khartoum king Kingdom Kush Kushite Meroitic located Lower Nubia Makuria Medieval Meroe Mesolithic mm.Th motifs Napatan Natakamani Neolithic Nile Valley numerous objects Old Dongola painted Palaeolithic period Pharaonic Cemetery pits Post-Meroitic pottery Pre-Kerma probably pyramid quartz rectangular region Reinold Reisner remains royal sandstone Sangoan scarab Senkamanisken settlement shabti shape side Soba Soba East statue stela stone Sudan surface Temple of Amun Thutmose Thutmose III tion tomb town tumuli upper vessels Wadi Howar wall Welsby Wildung