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A possible monastery and the ‘Upper Maqs’ at Ukma-­Akasha West?

journal contribution
posted on 28.04.2020, 14:00 authored by D Edwards
This paper summarizes previously unpublished records relating to a series of unusual, and perhaps associated enclosed medieval settlements in the area of Akasha and Ukma West, excavated in 1969 by the Archaeological Survey of Sudanese Nubia. When excavated, one [21-N-11], which contained a small church was thought likely to have been a monastery. An unusual site closeby is also briefly discussed. Two other enclosed sites, and perhaps a further uncompleted example, have some features in common with the putative monastic sites, although other functions may be considered. That some of these might relate to the historically recorded government outpost (the ‘Upper Maqs’) is also possible. While definitive identifications cannot be proposed a number of features of these sites, which cannot be easily be paralleled elsewhere in Nubia suggests their wider interest, and they merit further study.

History

Citation

Études et Travaux, 2019, XXXII (2019), 53–79

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Archaeology and Ancient History/Core Staff

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Études et Travaux

Volume

32

Pagination

53–79

Publisher

Instytut Kultur Śródziemnomorskich i Orientalnych PAN

issn

2084-6762

eissn

2449-9579

Acceptance date

03/12/2018

Copyright date

2019

Available date

01/01/2019

Publisher version

https://apcz.umk.pl/czasopisma/index.php/ET/article/view/EtudTrav.32.004

Book series

Études et travaux

Spatial coverage

Ukma-­Akasha West

Language

en