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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

The West Bank Survey from Faras to Gemai

2. Sites of Meroitic and Ballaña Age

£42.00
Author:
William Y. Adams
Publication Year:
2005
Language:
English with Arabic summary
Paperback:
190pp, Includes 61 figures, maps (plus one fold-out) plans and drawings, 25 black and white plates, 31 tables.
ISBN 10:
1841716812
ISBN:
9781841716817
BAR number:
S1335
Sub-series name:
Sudan Archaeological Research Society, 13
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
This volume is the first of a series that will report on surveys and excavations carried out in the most northerly portion of Sudanese Nubia, in the years between 1960 and 1963. Specifically, the area covered comprised the west bank of the Nile between the villages of Faras and Gemai, and adjacent islands of the Second Cataract. This stretch of approximately 60km was selected for initial attention because it was the area most immediately threatened, by construction of the cofferdam that preceded the main Aswan High Dam. During the course of four seasons the West Bank Survey recorded a total of 262 sites, ranging in age from Neolithic to early modern, and carried on at least some excavation in well over half of them. The present volume describes only the sites of Meroitic and Ballaña age that were discovered during the survey, while sites of earlier and of later date will be described in subsequent volumes.