Wadi Qitna and Kalabsha-South Publication

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The following announcement may be of interest to you.


The long-awaited Volume II of Wadi Qitna and Kalabsha-South: Late Roman – Early Byzantine Tumuli Cemeteries in Egyptian Nubia by Eugen Strouhal (et al.) has been just published by the Czech Institute of Egyptology (Faculty of Arts, Charles University).
The aims and contents of the volume are summarised in the annotation below and in the Contents and Editors´ preface that can be downloaded at https://cegu.ff.cuni.cz/en/research/publications/.
The volume can be ordered in the e-shop of the Faculty of Arts.

Wadi Qitna and Kalabsha-South. Late Roman – Early Byzantine Tumuli Cemeteries in Egyptian Nubia
Volume II. Anthropology

by Eugen Strouhal

With contributions by Hans Barnard, Petra Havelková, Jaroslav Jambor, Přemysl Klír, Alena Němečková, Vladimír Novotný, Karel Preuss, Milan Salaš, Václav Smrčka, Lenka Varadzinová and Luboš Vyhnánek

Edited by Lenka Varadzinová and Petra Havelková

Prague: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, 2020

360 pp., including 111 tables, 78 figures and maps, 41 photographic and documentary plates and 5 appendices

The present publication follows Volume I of 1984 that presented the results of a comprehensive archaeological investigation of two tumulus cemeteries of the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Period (third–fifth centuries AD) explored by the Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology (Charles University in Prague) in the scope of the UNESCO-organised salvage campaign called for in advance of the ultimate submersion of Nubia by the waters of the High Aswan Dam. This Volume II evaluates the human skeletal remains of 558 individuals from the completely explored cemetery at Wadi Qitna (456 tumuli) and a comparative sample of 35 individuals from the near-by cemetery at Kalabsha-South (19 tumuli) from the point of view of social, cultural and physical anthropology. It provides the evidence of their social structure as well as an insight into the life of the people and their family relationships. A comparison of the physical-anthropological features of the community with other contemporaneous and antecedent series using univariate and multivariate methods reveals their mutual position. The final chapter provides a brief overview of the history of the northern part of Egyptian Nubia and an up-to-date report on the handmade pottery found in large numbers at Wadi Qitna and Kalabsha-South, whose distribution has since been attested at many sites in the Nile Valley, on the Red Sea coast and in the Eastern Desert of Egypt and the Sudan. The volume touches upon the complex social and ethnic processes that were taking place in the frontier region between Egypt and Nubia during the critical centuries separating the Antiquity and Medieval Period and opens paths to their further research.

The Archaeological Survey of Sudanese Nubia, 1963-69

Dear ISNS Members and Friends,
The Sudan Archaeological Research Society is pleased to announce the publication of the Society’s Monograph 23: The Archaeological Survey of Sudanese Nubia, 1963-69: The Pharaonic Sites by David Edwards.
It is available both in print, and as an open access download via this web link .
Best wishes

Italian Archaeological Expedition to the Eastern Sudan: 2019 Report

Dear ISNS Members and Friends,
The following archaeological report is now online and may be of interest to you.
The 2019 report of the Italian Archaeological Expedition to the Eastern Sudan is available open access at the following link:


Royal Funeral Traditions along the Middle Nile Valley

Dear ISNS Members and Friends,

Greetings from rainy London.
The following publication Development of Royal Funeral Traditions along the Middle Nile Valley during the Napatan Period by Brigitte Balanda has just appeared in print and may be of interest to you.  Please contact the publisher for further information.

All the best

Cover image of the publication

New Publication: Nubia Christiana II

Dear Members and Friends,

The editors of Nubia Christiana II, Magdalena Łaptaś and Stefan Jakobielski are pleased to announce its publication.

This work is focused on the iconography of the Christian art in Nubia in a broader, Mediterranean context. Please find attached the table of contents.
For further information please contact the editors directly.


Dotawo vol. 6 is now available

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Announcing the publication of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 6: Miscellanea Nubiana

Editor: Adam Simmons
Contributors: Jana Eger, Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, Henriette Hafsaas, Tim Karberg, Titus Kennedy, Angelika Lohwasser, Asmaa Taha, Effrosyni Zacharopoulou

Dotawo 6 is available in hard copy, and as an Open Access ebook from: https://punctumbooks.com/titles/dotawo-a-journal-of-nubian-studies-6/

Individual articles are also available Open Access via eScholarship: https://escholarship.org/uc/dotawo

Cover of volume 6 of Dotawo

UNESCO Nubia Bibliography

Dear Colleagues,

The attached resource may be of interest to you.

The UNESCO Nubia Bibliography 2001 2012 (PDF) s an update of Nubia Bibliography up 2000 compiled by UNESCO in the framework of the International Campaign for the Establishment of the Nubia Museum of Aswan and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo.

Please respond to the authors directly.


Message from SFDAS

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The following message from SFDAS may be of interest to you. Please contact SFDAS directly for further information.




A l’occasion du cinquantenaire de la SFDAS, la Section et les éditions Soleb sont heureuses de vous offrir l’ouvrage de synthèse Histoire et Civilisations du Soudan, paru en 2017. Bonne lecture.

For the SFDAS 50th anniversary, the French Archaeological Unit and Soleb are happy to offer you Histoire et Civilisations du Soudan. Free download online, on Soleb and SFDAS website.



The SFDAS Newsletter is also available online. Inscriptions on the SFDAS website: http://sfdas.com/lettre-sfdas/?lang=en

Quarterly release, with news about Sudan archaeology and a focus on a specific topic or a special event.

Marc Maillot, SFDAS Director

Archäologie im Sudan, vol. 1: Naga – Skulptur

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The following publication may be of interest to you. Please see the attachment for further details and ordering information.

The first volume in a new series ArS – Archäologie im Sudan“ – „Archéologie au Soudan“ – „Archaeology in the Sudan“ is now available.  It is entitled Naga – Skulptur, by Dietrich Wildung. The series editor is Sylvia Schoske.

Dotawo vol. 5 is now available

Dear Colleagues,

The following online publication of may be of interest to you:


It is our pleasure to announce the online publication of Volume 5 of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies, a collection of studies on Nubian women, guest-edited by Anne Jennings.

You can find Volume 5 online at https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/djns/.

Publication of the print edition of Volume 5 through our partners at Punctum Press will follow shortly.

Giovanni Ruffini & Vincent van Gerven Oei