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The Meroitic Necropolises of Sai Island. Second Season at the Cemetery 8-B-5.A

Francigny Vincent 1, 2
2 OM-MP - Équipe Mondes pharaoniques
SU - Sorbonne Université, OM - ORIENT ET MÉDITERRANÉE : Textes, Archéologie, Histoire
Abstract : After a break of five years following the death of the former director Francis Geus, Meroitic excavations on Sai Island, south of the Dal Cataract and downstream of the major site of Sedeinga, resumed in 2009. Unlike previous fieldwork, which was divided over four different cemeteries, we decided to focus our attention on site 8-B-5.A, a small hillock facing the ancient town, where remains of the Meroitic period have been identified. This necropolis, which had been partly excavated between 1997 and 2004, was relatively untouched with regard to the study of the material. Our first mission in 2009 had been dedicated to analysis of the ceramics, as well as implementation of a new strategy in the field.
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Francigny Vincent. The Meroitic Necropolises of Sai Island. Second Season at the Cemetery 8-B-5.A. Sudan & Nubia, Sudan Archaeological Research Society, British Museum, 2010, p. 56-61. ⟨halshs-02539032⟩

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