Meroitic architecture a background of an African civilization by Ahmed M. Ali Hakem

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Published by Khartoum University Press in Khartoum, Sudan .

Written in English

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  • Meroe (Extinct city),
  • Sudan


  • Architecture -- Sudan -- Meroe (Extinct city),
  • Meroe (Extinct city) -- Antiquities.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 350-360) and index.

Book details

StatementAhmed M. Ali Hakem.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 92/01521 (D)
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 369 p., [17] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages369
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1847975M
LC Control Number89980806

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Their Meroitic architecture book focuses on the city and the complex ways in which it is imagined, inhabited, and representationally encoded. Those which lacked doors doors were accessed via ladder, a common feature of Meroitic architecture that Schellinger notes could also be found at palaces in Jebel Barkal, Meroe, and Muweis (Schellinger).

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This book discusses the evolution of Nubian culture and history through the Bronze Age and the Napatan-Meroitic Period. It was written to coincide with an exhibition at the University Museum at Pennsylvania, and the unrivalled Nubian collection of that museum and of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, provides some striking by:   NUBIAN PHARAOHS AND MEROITIC KINGS: THE KINGDOM OF KUSH Necia Desiree Harkless has completed her odyssey of 24 years initiated by a poem that emerged in the odd moments of early morning and her studies as a Donovan Scholar at the University of Kentucky with Dr.

William Y. Adams, the leading Nubiologist of the world. The awesome result is her attempt to map the cultural, 5/5(1). - The Meroitic Empire is one of the civilizations of ancient was reported by the Greek historian Herodotus as a rival to Greek (Ptolemaic) Egypt.

The remote archaeological site of Abu Erteila is located northeast of Shendi Town in eastern Butana desert, about km north of Khartoum, Sudan. Meroe was a wealthy metropolis of the ancient kingdom of Kush in what is today the Republic of Sudan. It was the latter day capital of the Kingdom of Kush (c.

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1 Temple columns were worked with extensive designs carved to shape lotus flowers and the heads of. An analytic survey and bibliography / William Y. Adams --Comments on Meroitic architecture / Rebecca J. Bradley --Population estimates from Meroitic architecture / Krzysztof Grzymski --Gedanken und Bemerkungen zum Thema "Meroitische Architektur" --Friedrich W.

Hinkel --Meroitischen Pyramiden: Formen, Kriterien, und Bauweisen / Friedrich W. This book attempts to document some of what has recently been discovered about ancient Nubia, with its remarkable history, architecture, and culture, and thereby /5(14).

The history of Africa begins with the emergence of hominids, archaic humans and—at leastyears ago—anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens), in East Africa, and continues unbroken into the present as a patchwork of diverse and politically developing nation earliest known recorded history arose in Ancient Egypt, and later in Nubia, the Sahel, the Maghreb and the Horn of.

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The Dynasty 25 Egyptian kings were anxious to show themselves in traditional forms and pious : Peter Lacovara. Meroe, city of ancient Cush (Kush) the ruins of which are located on the east bank of the Nile about 4 miles ( km) north of Kabūshīyah in the present-day Sudan; Meroe is also the name of the area surrounding the city.

The 25th, or “Ethiopian,” dynasty of ancient Egypt is believed to have retired. A hafir is an artificially constructed water catchment basin with a circular earthen wall and diameters of between m and heights of up to 7 m. Adapted to semi-desert conditions, the hafirs catch the water during the rainy season to have it available for several months during the dry season to supply drinking water, irrigate fields and water cattle.

NUBIAN PHARAOHS AND MEROITIC KINGS: THE KINGDOM OF KUSH. Necia Desiree Harkless has completed her odyssey of 24 years initiated by a poem that emerged in the odd moments of early morning and her studies as a Donovan Scholar at the University of Kentucky with Dr.

William Y. Adams, the leading Nubiologist of the : NECIA DESIREE HARKLESS. Key to our understanding of the region is the work of the Archaeological Survey of Nubia, which began in September Also adding immeasurably to our knowledge of Nubia was the Nubian Salvage Project carried out at the behest of the Egyptian government between andwhen plans to build the High Dam at Aswan threatened to submerge the monuments of Lower Nubia, including the Temple.

The Meroitic Empire was a powerful Kushite state in the Middle Nile region of the Sudan, lasting from the fourth century BCE to the fourth century CE. In the early phase from the ninth century BCE, the seat of power was in the north at Napata.

Influences from Egypt clearly dominated symbolic expressions of royal power in this early phase, but over time, elements linked to different cultural Cited by: Ancient African Literature ( BCE-to CE) The material below is part of a larger project still in progress, the anthology Early African Literature: The Written Roots from BCE to CE, and thus is still being researched and ts and corrections welcome.

In his article on Meroitic Architecture, Adams (, f.) reckoned the Great Enclosure among the “Enigmatic monumental structures”, and this immediately elicited Hintze’s astonished.

Such influences are also manifested in Meroitic architecture, as well as in art objects discovered in the royal city of Meroe, at Musawwarat, at Naga and elsewhere.

Inspiration from Greek and Roman elements can be found in particular Meroitic types of column capitals, in the use of Roman arches, exemplified in the amalgamation of Egyptian and.

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The books include details of the discoveries of the temples and tombs and subsequent excavation with details and examples of the artefacts and inscriptions that were Rating: % positive. The architecture of the Amun temple holds an exceptional significance in the study of ancient Nubia.

As in Egypt, kingship in Nubia was strongly associated with the Amun cult; yet, unlike their counterparts in Egypt, the Amun temples of Nubia were consistently built of friable sandstone, frequently located in regions of much higher rainfall, and often inscribed in a Meroitic language not yet.

The employment of sculptured ele­phants as column bases in temples (see Shinnie pl. 20) is another example of Meroitic innovation in architecture.

“Some of the Meroitic building types have no parallels in known contemporary civilizations.” The Development of Agriculture. - The Roman Kiosk reflects the strong Hellenistic influences in Meroitic architecture. It has an Egyptian-style doorway and lintel, but the sides have columns with Corinthian capitals, and arched windows with decorative motifs in Roman style.OCTOBER BOOK REVIEWS An interesting challenge in this survey was a large group of foot outlines carved in the ex-posed bedrock of the road.

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William Y. Adams, the leading Nubiologist of the world. The awesome result is her.

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