Catalogue of the Coptic Inscriptions in the Sudan National Museum at Khartoum (I. Khartoum Copt)
From the sixth century onwards, the kingdoms of Nubia, half-way between Egypt and Ethiopia, supported a vital Christian culture. Excavations revealed impressive churches and colourful mural paintings. However, written sources for Nubian Christianity are relatively scarce and not always easily accessible. The Sudan National Museum in Khartoum houses an important collection of Christian inscriptions on stone from medieval Nubia. Those written in Coptic are brought together in the present volume, those in Greek in a companion volume. Each text is reproduced, edited, often for the first time, translated and provided with an extensive commentary. Most of the over 120 Coptic pieces are funerary, some dedicatory in character. The presentation is arranged geographically in order to situate the texts as much as possible in their original archaeological context. Fully indexed, this collection of primary sources is an indispensable tool for every student of medieval Nubia and of considerable interest for the study of Coptic epigraphy in general.
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11th century 2itn Adams Barns Bibliography bosom of Abraham Christian church coherent text Commentary coptes Coptic Coptic or Greek Crum d'Archeologie decorative Description Egypt entered April 1953 entered January 1956 Eparch Epigraphic field framed epitaph epithet excavation number Faras fragment without margins framing the text funerary stela Ghazali Griffith incised line framing incised uncials Inventory number Jakobielski 1972 Junker Khartoum Greek Lajtar Lantschoot 1929 lines of text lintel Lower Nubia Meinarti Michalowski MMoq monk Monneret de Villard mToN varr MTTNOyTe Museum fiche Notes Old Dongola Old Nubian opening formula outer margin paint in letters Papyrologie prayer for rest princeps Provenance Qasr Ibrim reconstructed Remains saints Sakinya sandstone SB Kopt Shinnie Shinnie-Chittick excavations sloping incised uncials South Cemetery stela of Bishop Sudan Surviving inscribed surface terracotta text beginnings traces Translation trinitarian formula Uncertain whether Coptic uninscribed unpublished Unregistered surface find Vliet width Wietheger 1992 worn