Excavating Dangeil: Royal Statues and Sacred Rams

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Join Dr. Julie Anderson for an exploration of the Dangeil archeological site.

Excavations at Dangeil, located close to the Nile in what is now central Sudan, have uncovered a previously unknown 1st century CE temple dedicated to the god Amun. Earlier rulers discovered there in a statue hoard include the celebrated Kushite Pharoah Taharqo. This is one of many discoveries at Dangeil throwing unexpected light on African history from antiquity into the medieval period and later.

Dr. Julie Anderson is responsible for curating the Sudanese and Nubian collections of the British Museum. Excavating at numerous sites in Egypt and Sudan since 1987, her research interests include daily life and material culture in the Nile valley and surrounding deserts. Since 1997, she has co-directed archaeological excavations in Sudan together with the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM) in the Berber-Abidiya region. Her current fieldwork is concentrated upon the late Kushite site of Dangeil (3rd century BC – 4th century AD), situated approximately 350km north of Khartoum, where excavation of a large Amun temple, surrounding temenos enclosure and associated cemetery is underway. Currently, she is the Honorary Secretary for the International Society for Nubian Studies and for the Sudan Archaeological Research Society.

This program is presented in partnership with the American Research Center in Egypt.

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