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Meinarti I

The Late Meroitic, Ballaña and Transitional Occupation

William Y. Adams
Sudan Archaeological Research Society


Before its inundation in 1965, the island of Meinarti was situated at the foot of the Second Nile Cataract, 10km south of the town of Wadi Halfa. It was the last place that could be reached, at all times of the year, by large watercraft travelling upriver, a circumstance clearly important in shaping the history of the settlement. The total excavation work covered 18 occupation levels, varying in date from the 2nd or 3rd centuries to the 17th century AD. This volume processes in detail the Late Meroitic and Ballaña phases (c. 200-660 AD), and is the first in five volume series.