Category Archives: Nubia

The Word and the Flesh

The last couple of weeks I have been reading one of the most fascinating books that the treasury called the library of humanities of the University of Bergen has offered me: “Animal Skins and the Reading Self in medieval Latin … Continue reading

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To Berlin for a “marble inscription from Soba” – a trip and a blog post by Vincent van Gerven Oei

Only a couple of days have passed, since I repeated an invitation to feel free to send for posting in this blog your texts with Nubiological interest, and already I have the honor to host a short report from a … Continue reading

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Two comments on two wall inscriptions from the Faras Cathedral

I guess there is hardly any reader of this blog that is not acquainted with The Ancient World Online (AWOL) blog. If not, check out HERE. AWOL has an alphabetic list of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies, which counted … Continue reading

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Saint John’s Day

Today the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of Saint John the Baptist. It is quite fitting for the liturgical calendar, since yesterday the Orthodox Greeks were celebrating the Epiphany during the Baptism of Christ in the river Jordan by … Continue reading

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God in Old Nubian

For a long time, I have been wondering what is the origin of the term for “God”, “till(i)” used in Old Nubian. Interestingly, it is one of these cases that G.M. Browne did not propose an etymology in his Old … Continue reading

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The Third Makuria Day

On Friday the 15th of December 2017 there took place at the University of Warsaw, the “Third Makuria Day” organized by professor Włodzimierz Godlewski and the Polish Center for Mediterranean Archaeology. The previous events took place in the frame of … Continue reading

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Some Nubiological pointers from a trip to the USA

Last week a very interesting academic meeting on Christian Africa took place at Harvard University, co-sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the Committee on Medieval Studies, the Center for African Studies, the Department of African … Continue reading

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