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Presented By: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

AIA Lecture | The Rise and Fall of Napata, an Ancient City along the Nile

Geoff Emberling, University of Michigan

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Jebel Barkal
Napata (modern Jebel Barkal), located on the Middle Nile in what is now northern Sudan, was an urban center for nearly 2,000 years, at least 1500 BCE to 250 CE. While earlier generations of research at the site focused on the monumental pyramids, temples, and palaces that are its most visible remains, a new project at the site aims to reconceptualize these scattered monuments as parts of an ancient city. Magnetometry and test excavation in 2019 and 2020 have identified a previously unrecognized area of settlement (a "lost city") and begin to allow us to evaluate the local environment and economy.

This lecture is presented by the Archaeological Institute of America-Toledo Society, Toledo Museum of Art, and the University of Toledo.

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May 14, 2021 (Friday) 7:00pm
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