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Between the Cataracts, Part 2, fascicule 1, Session Papers, ed. by W. Godlewski and A. Lajtar, Warsaw 2010


Between the Cataracts, Part Two: Session Papers (fasc. 1-2) [=PAM Supplement Series 2.2/1-2] completes the publication of the proceedings of the 11th Conference of Nubian Studies that was held at the University of Warsaw in 2006. It follows in the wake of the first volume of the proceedings [=PAM Supplement Series 2.1] which included the main papers read at the conference. The Session Papers reflect the richness of periods and topics that were discussed: from the Paleolithic to the Fung Sultanate of Sennar and from Prehistory through the Kerma, Napata and Meroe civilizations and the post-Meroe and Christian kingdoms. An extensive section is devoted to current fieldwork, the results of which are sure to fuel new studies. The volume opens with a section of general-interest papers and closes with the content of two workshops bringing together specialist on the languages in one case and the royal iconography on the other in the Middle Nile Valley. Altogether the second part brings 80 articles. The papers cover diverse aspects of research from descriptive reports on recent fieldwork (with a sizable section focusing on the Fourth Cataract salvage effort), through documentary studies and insightful analyses of Nubian society, architecture and art.
In their entirety, Between the Cataracts not only illustrate the topographical scope of Nubian studies, but also the richness and rapid development of this scholarly discipline.



List of contents by authors in alphabetical order (fasc. 1, fasc. 2):


CONTENTS
Włodzimierz Godlewski, Adam Łajtar
Foreword
Abbreviations
Map
GENERAL
Eugenio Fantusati
Three “Italian” graffiti from Semna and Begrawiya North
Gerald Lauche
Sitte Masmas — the life and work of Gertrud von Massenbach (1883-1975)
Samia Bashir Dafa’alla
Macadam’s files. Notebooks and manuscripts in the personal custody of Professor Abdelgadir Mahmoud Abdalla
Constanza De Simone
Activities for the preservation of Nubian heritage at the UNESCO Cairo Office
Krzysztof Grzymski
Gebel Adda revisited
Ahmed Siddig Babiker
The contribution of archaeology to the Sudanese heritage
Faisal Mohd Musa
Transference of kingship from the Anag to the Fung in the Sennar Kingdom
FIELDWORK
Claudia Naser
The Great Hafir at Musawwarat es-Sufra. Fieldwork of the archaeological mission of Humboldt University Berlin in 2005 and 2006
Azhari Mustafa Sadig
Es-Sour, a Late Neolithic site in the neighborhood of Meroe. First and second seasons 2005–2006
Julie Rene´e Anderson and Salah el-Din Mohamed Ahmed
Bread, the Staff of Life: recent discoveries at Dangeil, Sudan
Henryk Paner, Aleksandra Pudło, Zbigniew Borcowski
Funerary customs in the GAME Fourth Cataract concession in the light of radiocarbon analysis
PAM Supplement Series 2.2/1 v
Steven E. Sidebotham, Ross I. Thomas, James A. Harrell
The El-Kab and Nuri-Hamdab/Fourth Cataract survey, January 2006
Marcin Wiewiora
Preliminary report on an archaeological and architectural survey of the Christian fortresses of
Suegi and Kaldob in the Fourth Cataract region
Julia Budka
Humboldt University Nubian Expedition Riverbank Group: summary of three seasons
in the Fourth Cataract area (2004-2006)
Fawzi Hassan
Rock drawings in the Middle Nile region (preliminary results)
Cornelia Kleinitz
Acoustic elements of (pre)historic rock art landscapes at the Fourth Nile Cataract
Bogdan T. Zurawski
Archaeology on the rocks: aerial reconnaissance of the Fourth Cataract in 2003
Sergio Barberini
Gebel Barkal (season 1998): Reconstruction of the courtyard in B1500
Maria Novella Sordi
Gebel Barkal: new excavation in B2200
Grazyna Bakowska
Meroitic pottery from Gebel Barkal. Preliminary remarks on the results of seasons 2004 and 2005
Mahmoud El-Tayeb
Early Makuria Research Project – excavations at El-Zuma
Edyta Klimaszewska-Drabot
Pottery assemblage from the Tanqasi cemetery. Early Makuria Research Project (PCMA)
Jacke Phillips
Preliminary analysis of the ‘mat’- and ‘basket’- impressed ceramics from the Southern Dongola Reach Survey
Brigitte Gratien
Prospection dans le Kordofan occidental, autour de Zankor et d’Abou Sofyan (2002-2005)
Heidrun Fenna Godhoff
From the Nile to the desert? The Conical Hill 02/4 site in the Lower Wadi Howar
Krzysztof Pluskota
The pottery from Old Dongola — selected questions
Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni, Charles Bonnet
The gold mines of the Kingdom of Kerma
George A. Herbst
UCSB 00_01: preliminary assessment of a Late Neolithic site on the Nile Third Cataract
Agata Sander, George A. Herbst
Preliminary report on rock art at UCSB 05_05, a Late Neolithic and Kerma site west
of the Third Nile Cataract
Yahia Fadl Tahir
Palaeoenvironmental implications of zooarchaeological remains from Wadi Farja,
Third Cataract region (Sudan)
Nettie K. Adams
Political affinities and economic fluctuations: the evidence from the textiles at Qasr Ibrim
Andre´ J. Veldmeijer
Studies of ancient Egyptian footwear. Technological aspects. Part V. Fibre shoes from Qasr Ibrim
PREHISTORY
Maria Kaczmarek
Discrete and metric dental variations of the Neolithic population of Kadero (Central Sudan)
Simone Lanna and Maria Carmela Gatto
Prehistoric human occupation in the Nubian Eastern Desert: an overview
Marco Di Nunzio
Amm Adam: analytic problems and interpretative perspectives
Danie`le Michaux-Colombot
New considerations on the Qustul incense burner iconography
Birgit Gluck
Post-A-Group and “Proto”-C-Group in Lower Nubia
KERMA – NAPATA – MEROE
Henriette Hafsaas-Tsakos
Between Kush and Egypt: the C-Group people of Lower Nubia during the Middle Kingdom
and Second Intermediate Period
Teodozja I. Rzeuska
Zigzag, triangle and fish fin. On the relations of Egypt and C-Group during the
Middle Kingdom
Carola Vogel
Master architects of Ancient Nubia: Space-saving solutions in Middle Kingdom fortresses
Mahfouz El-Sayed
L’expedition de Se´sostris III au pays de Pount
Andrea Manzo
Exotic ceramic materials from Mersa Gawasis, Red Sea, Egypt
Angelika Lohwasser
News from the cemetery of Sanam
Giacomo Cavillier
The Sherden in Nubia at the end of the Ramesside Age: New perspectives and researches
Lewis Peake
The invisible superpower. Review of the geopolitical status of Kushite (Twenty-fifth Dynasty)
Egypt at the height of its power and a historiographic analysis of the regime’s legacy
Henry Aubin
The outcome of Prince Taharqa’s military expedition to Judah
Roberto Gozzoli
Royal Sisters and royal legitimization in the Nubian period (c. 760-300 BC):
Taharqo’s Kawa stelae as a paradigm
Amarillis Pompei
Names of royal Kushite crowns: some notes
Julia Budka
Kushite tomb groups in Late Period Thebes
Louis Chaix
Animal exploitation during Napatan and Meroitic times in the Sudan
Ivan A. Ladynin
Nectanebo in Ethiopia: a commentary to Diod. XVI 51.1
Adam Łukaszewicz
Cornelius Gallus and the beginnings of Roman policy in Nubia
Michael H. Zach
“Sacred act” or “profane death”? Human sacrifice in Meroitic temples?
Eric McCann
Body modification in ancient Sudan: expressions of individual and community identities
Svetlana Y. Bersina
Les bagues en metal avec les repre´sentations des reines me´roi¨tiques
Nada Taha Babiker
The importance of Musawwarat el-Sufra among Meroitic cities
Tim Karberg
Musawwarat el-Sufra — a Meroitic terrace temple in a Nubian perspective
Jean-Pierre Letourneux and Serge Feneuille
Chemical and physical analyses of facing mortars collected from various Meroitic sites
Maria Luisa De Gasperis
Different categories of funeral offerings in Nubia
Maria Iride Pasquali
On the religious and symbolic meaning of amphibian representations
POST-MEROE – CHRISTIAN KINGDOMS
Gabor Lassanyi
Tumulus burials and the nomadic population of the Eastern Desert in Late Antiquity
Artur Obłuski
The formation of the Nobadian State. Social changes in Lower Nubia in Late Antiquity
Tomas Hagg
Nubian Greek Revisited
Karol Piasecki
Christianization and changes in Nubia’s anthropological structure
Marzanna Romaniuk
The character of Nubian monasticism — social significance
Dobrochna Zielinska
The iconographical program in Nubian churches: progress report based on a new
reconstruction project
Bozena Mierzejewska
Intercessio perpetua. The Nubians and their heavenly allies in painting
Magdalena Łaptas
Archangels as protectors and guardians in Nubian painting
Alexandros Tsakos
Terracotta funerary stelae from Christian Nubia
Dobrochna Zielinska
Edifice without parallel: Cruciform Building on the Old Dongola citadel
Małgorzata Martens-Czarnecka
Two unique paintings in the monastery on Kom H in Old Dongola
Adam Łajtar, Jacques van der Vliet
The Coptic and Greek inscriptions from Qasr Ibrim: annoucing a forthcoming publication
Joost L. Hagen
‘A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid’. Progress report on the Coptic manuscripts from Qasr Ibrim
WORKSHOPS
Workshop: Languages in the Middle Nile Valley
Claude Rilly
Towards the translation of Meroitic texts: prospects and methods
Discussion
Helmut Satzinger
Old Nubian — Black African language of the most ancient attestation
Discussion
Tomas Hagg
Uses of Greek in the Nubian kingdoms — church and state
Discussion
Adam Łajtar
The Greek of Late Christian inscriptions from Nubia — the evidence from Banganarti
and other sites
Discussion
Jacques van der Vliet
Coptic as a Nubian literary language: four theses for discussion
Discussion
Workshop: Royal Iconography in the Middle Nile Valley
Laszlo´ Torok
Two aspects of the representation of the king in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty and Napatan periods
Angelika Lohwasser
Kushite queens as represented in art
Discussion
Indices
List of contributors and participants in the conference
List of contents by authors in alphabetical order (all volumes)

 

 

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