Save the date: Lecture by Julie Anderson on 8. December 2016
Continuation of a lecture series in cooperation with the Institut für Ägyptologie of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, AcrossBorders, Prof. Julia Budka
THE SOUTH GATE TO THE ANCIENT WORLD
New research on the archeology and history of Nubia and ancient Sudan
Thursday, 8. December, 6 pm
Sacred Rams, Royal Statues and a Pyramid: reconstructing the ancient landscape of an Amun temple at Dangeil, Sudan
Julie Renee Anderson, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, The British Museum
Archaeological excavations at Dangeil, a Nubian site roughly 350km north of Khartoum Sudan, have focused on a temple of the 1st century AD dedicated to the god Amun. Recently fragments of several royal statues, including the pharaoh Taharqo, were uncovered from within the temple.
The discovery of these early 7th century AD statues, upstream of the 5th Nile cataract, will necessitate a substantial re-evaluation of the previously accepted history of the period. Altars, ram statues and colourful architectural fragments, along with the discovery of a contemporary pyramid field are helping to establish an image of the ancient sacred landscape.
Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Auditorium
Gabelsbergerstraße 35, 80333 München
Lecture in English | free admission