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Excavations by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at near the southern wall of the Temple Mount have unearthed an impression of the royal seal of King Hezekiah (727-698 BCE).

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An anthropologist details how excavations in Sudan reveal the transformation Egyptian and Nubian culture.

In a middle-class tomb just east of the Nile River in what was Upper Nubia, a woman offers a ...

Another exceptional find: a chapel lintel representing Maat, the Egyptian goddess of order, equity, and peace.

This is the first extant representation of this goddess depicting her with African characteristics.

The archaeological site of Sedeinga is located in Sudan, a hundred kilometers to the north of the third cataract of the Nile, on the river’s western shore.

Known especially for being home to the ruins of the Egyptian temple of Queen Tiye, the royal wife of Amenhotep III, the site also includes a large necropolis containing sepulchers dating from the kingdoms of Napata and Mereo (seventh century BCE–fourth century CE), a civilization mixing local traditions and Egyptian influences.

The necropolis of Sedeinga stretches across more than twenty-five hectares and is home to the vestiges of at least eighty brick pyramids and over a hundred tombs, dating from the kingdoms of Napata and Meroe (seventh century BCE-fourth century CE).

The research programs carried out since 2009[3] have focused on the chronology of the construction of this necropolis, which is difficult as there is very little remaining historical information on this civilization.

He is co-leading this mission with Vincent Francigny, director of the SFDAS (MEAE).

This research has been funded by the excavation commission of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and the Orient et Méditerranée -- Textes-Archéologie-Histoire laboratory (CNRS/Sorbonne Université/Université Panthéon-Sorbonne/EPHE/Collège de France).

The researchers have shown that most of the pyramids and tombs are buildings dating from the era of the Napata kingdom that were later adjusted by the Meroitics.

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