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Before summer 2015 in Greece…

Lovely feeling to be back home :-) Even more so that the whole family will depart tomorrow for summer holidays – the destination is none other than Greece, Hellas, and we depart with the hope not that the crisis will … Continue reading

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Nubia in the USA (to be continued)

This is my last night in Chicago. I look back on two weeks of very fruitful work with the textual material from the site of Serra East in Lower Nubia. It was excavated between 1961 and 1964, during the fieldwork … Continue reading

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Nubian Texts in Berlin and in Chicago – reporting from Kastrup

When I arrived this morning at Kastrup, the International Airport of Copenhagen, there was a strange feeling of déjà vu almost constantly. I guess that I am not the only frequent flyer using the same air company who experiences this… … Continue reading

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The Attiri Collaborative

It’s a great feeling to sit back on the rocking chair in our living room and contemplate upon the amazing week that we had in Bergen with Giovanni Ruffini, Petra Weschenfelder, Kerstin Weber-Thum, Vincent Laisney, and Vincent van Gerven Oei. Between Wednesday morning and Saturday afternoon, I can count more … Continue reading

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Things from Old Nubia in Bergen – Part II

The eve of the workshop on the Old Nubian manuscripts from Attiri started with the best omens possible. Two of the participants, Giovanni Ruffini and Vincent van Gerven Oei, chief editors of the new Nubiological journal Dotawo announced the appearance … Continue reading

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Things from Old Nubia in Bergen – part I

On Wednesday starts in Bergen a workshop on Old Nubian, which is based on a collaboration aiming at the publication of the collection of manuscripts discovered in the 1960s at the island of Attiri in Lower Nubia, Sudan. About the … Continue reading

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Sudan Week in Bergen, Day 4: Mahmoud’s defense

It’s always nice to complete a sequence of academic activities with a concrete and tangible result. And the Sudan Week in Bergen was surely crowned by the addition of another doctor (Dr. Phil.) in the list of those who have … Continue reading

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