Please take note of the call for papers for the international conference for research related to the Bayuda desert (Sudan):
Archaeological Bayuda Conference 10-12 September 2015, University of Münster, Germany
If you want to present your research about the Bayuda desert in Münster, we welcome abstract submissions for a 20-minute presentation until 30.6.2015. Abstracts including the title of the paper and the researcher’s affiliation should consist of no more than 250 words. Please submit abstract to Bayuda.Conference@uni-muenster.de.
We will evaluate your abstracts and will inform you about their acceptance by 31.07.2015 at the latest.
The official language of the conference will be English. Additionally, we would like to inform you that it is planned to publish the proceedings as soon as possible after the conference. Please keep this in mind when you prepare your abstract and paper.
The Naga Project has a new web site, which is today’s featured link. The site is available in German as well as English.
An excerpt from the website:
As a secondary royal residence for the kings and queens of Meroe, Naga was a city of splendour. Three of its temples have survived intact through the millennia, ten further temples and palaces, concealed under huge mounds of rubble, await excavation along with the vast necropolis with its hundreds of graves.
The above link takes you to the first post of the 2015 season at Amara West. The team has been blogging about their work on site since December 2012 (previous posts are available on the blog archives).
Additional information about the research project, the excavators and the archaeological site can be found here.
From the SARS website:
The Society aims to promote interest in the Sudan’s cultural heritage and raise awareness of its place in the history of mankind. Most significantly, the Society mounts expeditions to excavate and record threatened sites before they are lost to knowledge forever.