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A weekend of archaeopolitcs in Bergen

On 21 November, we organized the round-table seminar Cultural heritage in conflicts and politics – Ethical dilemmas for archaeologists at the University of Bergen (Norway). The seminar was a response to how the cultural heritage in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle … Continue reading

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the first day on Sai Island in 2012

This morning I allowed myself the luxury of waking when the sun was just appearing on the horizon of Sai Island. Every archaeological adventure on Sai begins from the the Ottoman fortress (in its latest phase – first built most … Continue reading

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the return to Sai Island

The archaeological expeditions traveling to the far north of Sudan always start very early in the morning, when the day comes that the duties and activities in Khartoum are completed. Sai Island is 717 kilometers away from the Sudanese capital … Continue reading

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the return

The successful intervention of our friends from Acropole Hotel in the problem with the issuing of my visa to Sudan, brought me to the airport of Bergen at dawn yesterday. The Lufthansa flights took me from Norway to the air-hub … Continue reading

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Nubia in NAR

It is the second time that a request for help by a specific colleague leads us to the composition of an entry for the Medieval Sai Project Internet Space. This colleague is none other than the UNESCO expert for Nubian matters, … Continue reading

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Past, present, and future discoveries

In the previous entry, we were referring to life on Sai in the dig house of the French Mission from the University of Lille. A particular importance of this house is that it hosts most of the archaeological material found … Continue reading

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Dig Houses of Nubia

Recently, we came across a noteworthy online contribution to archaeology along the Nile: A couple of two amateurs of Egyptology from Holland, Marcel and Monica Maessen, started a webpage that aims at presenting subjects which: 1. are both appealing to … Continue reading

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Nubia and the West

From a Conference taking place these days, we pass to some comments about an all-day Symposium held at the Royal Ontario Museum on September 25. The opportunity was given by a post from yesterday at LiveScience. But let’s take things with the … Continue reading

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The world of the saqia

The new month redirects our attention to a subject that has occupied our Internet Space quite often in this year: the waterwheel. Let’s remember the entries that were dedicated to the Nubian saqias and related topics. 1. On the 1st … Continue reading

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A Trip to Sudan for a National Day

In the end of the previous entry we were asking whether the time has come to plan a new trip to Sudan, and here we are today traveling from Bergen to Khartoum mentally, imagining the venue of the first of … Continue reading

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