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The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections

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ISBN: 9781910634042 Year: Pages: 120 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781910634042 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Archaeology --- History
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The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology first opened its doors in 1915, and since then has attracted visitors from all over the world as well as providing valuable teaching resources. Named after its founder, the pioneering archaeologist Flinders Petrie, the Museum holds more than 80,000 objects and is one of the largest and finest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. Richly illustrated and engagingly written, the book moves back and forth between recent history and the ancient past, between objects and people. Experts discuss the discovery, history and care of key objects in the collections such as the Koptos lions and Roman era panel portraits. The rich and varied history of the Petrie Museum is revealed by the secrets that sit on its shelves.

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archaeology --- sudan --- egypt --- museum

The Quarries of Meroe, Sudan- Part 1-Text

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Book Series: UCL Qatar Series in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage ISSN: 2312-5004 ISBN: 9789927118876 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 234 DOI: https://doi.org/10.5339/uclq.2018.9789927118876 Language: English
Publisher: Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press Grant: Qatar National Research Fund
Subject: Archaeology
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About Part 1.A team of international researchers presents their research on all aspects of quarrying: history, geology, quarrying technique, graffiti in quarries, Meroitic and Greek inscriptions in quarries, as well as the petrography of Nubian sandstone. A final chapter deals with the challenges of surveying quarries in the desert. All articles have extensive Arabic summaries.MapA map in A0 format of the wider study area, with individual quarry locations marked. PDF - 25 MBVideoThis two-part set is accompanied by five short educational and illustrative slideshows in English and Arabic about the authors’ work on the sandstone quarries around Meroe. The highlight is a 5-minute aerial and underground ‘fly-through’ video presenting quarry Q41, the largest and most impressive of the gallery quarries in the study area, available in 2D or 3D. All videos are available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7-ic31cMSbvWosaClqx-qHJYtYWraVgBAcknowledgmentThis publication and the associated videos were made possible by NPRP grant 5-879-6-025 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the author(s).

The Quarries of Meroe, Sudan- Part 2 - Catalogue

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Book Series: UCL Qatar Series in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage ISSN: 2312-5004 ISBN: 9789927118883 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 447 DOI: https://doi.org/10.5339/uclq.2018.9789927118883 Language: English
Publisher: Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press Grant: Qatar National Research Fund
Subject: Archaeology
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"Part 2 is a detailed catalogue of all 92 quarries recorded in the course of the project. All articles have extensive Arabic summaries.VideoThis two-part set is accompanied by five short educational and illustrative slideshows in English and Arabic about the authors’ work on the sandstone quarries around Meroe. The highlight is a 5-minute aerial and underground ‘fly-through’ video presenting quarry Q41, the largest and most impressive of the gallery quarries in the study area, available in 2D or 3D. All videos are available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7-ic31cMSbvWosaClqx-qHJYtYWraVgBAcknowledgmentThis publication and the associated videos were made possible by NPRP grant 5-879-6-025 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the author(s)."

The Old Nubian Texts from Attiri

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ISBN: 9780998237572 Year: Pages: 104 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0156.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Social Sciences
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The Old Nubian Texts from Attiri is the first publication in the Dotawo: Monographs series. It presents heretofore unpublished material: an edition of a series of manuscripts discovered during the Aswan High Dam campaign at the site of Attiri, a rocky island in the Batn el-Hajjar region in Sudan, and does so in an innovative way, through an intensive collaboration of the editors under the name of the Attiri Collaborative. By bringing together their diverse backgrounds in linguistics, archeology, Bible studies, history, anthropology, and philology, the editors hope to have provided an example of a new model of collective manuscript editing and the results such collaboration can attain. The collection consists of 15 manuscript fragments that were all written in Old Nubian. Among these manuscripts special mention should be made of two parchment leaves from a codex dedicated to works on the Archangel Michael, a lectionary containing fragments from the Gospel of Matthew and the Second Letter to the Corinthians, as well as a rare letter written on a leather sheet.

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Attiri --- Sudan --- epigraphy --- Nubian Studies --- archaeology

The First World War from Tripoli to Addis Ababa (1911-1924)

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ISBN: 9791036523786 DOI: 10.4000/books.cfee.1024 Language: English
Publisher: Centre français des études éthiopiennes
Subject: History
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License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

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For a long time now it has been common understanding that Africa played only a marginal role in the First World War. Its reduced theatre of operations appeared irrelevant to the strategic balance of the major powers. This volume is a contribution to the growing body of historical literature that explores the global and social history of the First World War. It questions the supposedly marginal role of Africa during the Great War with a special focus on Northeast Africa. In fact, between 1911 and 1924 a series of influential political and social upheavals took place in the vast expanse between Tripoli and Addis Ababa. The First World War was to profoundly change the local balance of power. This volume consists of fifteen chapters divided into three sections. The essays examine the social, political and operational course of the war and assess its consequences in a region straddling Africa and the Middle East. The relationship between local events and global processes is explored, together with the regional protagonists and their agency. Contrary to the myth still prevailing, the First World War did have both immediate and long-term effects on the region. This book highlights some of the significant aspects associated with it.

Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan

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ISBN: 9781472574015 9781472574022 9781472574039 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102539
Subject: History
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In the wake of the protests that toppled regimes across the Middle East in 2011, Sudanese activists and writers have proudly cited their very own ‘Arab Springs’ of 1964 and 1985, which overthrew the country’s first two military regimes, as evidence of their role as political pioneers in the region. Whilst some of these claims may be exaggerated, Sudan was indeed unique in the region at the time in that it witnessed not one but two popular uprisings which successfully uprooted military authoritarianisms. Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan provides the first scholarly book-length history of the 1964 and 1985 uprisings. It explores the uprisings themselves, their legacy and the contemporary relevance they hold in the context of the current political climate of the Middle East.

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