SUDAN: ANCIENT TREASURES An Exhibition of Recent Discoveries from the Sudan National Museum

By: Anderson, Julie R. & Derek A. Welsby (Eds. )

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Small scratches to boards with a couple of pin-hole tears. DJ has small tears and scratches. ; 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. A large number of these beautiful treasures will be on public display for the first time outside the Sudan and most are recent discoveries. Key items will seek to highlight the contrast between the world views of many Sudanese cultures: from the demonstrations of worldly power of the Kerma kings accompanied to their deaths by 400 sacrificed persons, to the humble graves of Christian rulers; from the grandiose temples built by the Egyptian Pharaohs to the churches and mosques of later periods. ; 360 pages

Title: SUDAN: ANCIENT TREASURES An Exhibition of Recent Discoveries from the Sudan National Museum

Author Name: Anderson, Julie R. & Derek A. Welsby (Eds. )

Categories: Archaeology, Art & Architecture,

Publisher: British Museum Press: 2004

ISBN Number: 0714119601

ISBN Number 13: 9780714119601

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 16774

Keywords: Art And Architecture Archeology & Archaeology Sudan African Studies