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A Glimpse of Ancient Africa

04.26.2018, by
The archeological site of Sedeinga, in northern Sudan, provides unprecedented evidence of the funeral rites of the kingdoms of Napata and Meroe that ruled this region from the seventh to fourth centuries BC. For nearly ten years, an international team led by CNRS and Sorbonne University researchers has been excavating the necropolis. Recent campaigns have brought to light one of the richest collections of texts in Meroitic, the oldest known language in sub-Saharan Africa.

Click here to read a press release about the excavation campaigns at Sedeinga, located in ancient Nubia, on the west bank of the Nile.

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