Burials from Cemetery Wad Ben Naga C260 – First Report

Pages 155-167
DOI 10.37520/anpm.2020.012
Keywords Wad Ben Naga, post-Meroitic cemetery, Christian cemetery, grave goods, bioarchaeology, palaeopathology
Type of Article Research report
Annals of the Náprstek Museum | 2020/41/2

During the sixteenth–eighteenth excavation seasons, cemetery WBN C260 at the archaeological site of Wad Ben Naga (Sudan) yielded the remains of fourteen individuals, both adult and non-adult. The burials, tentatively dated as post-Meroitic/Christian, were oriented to the north or north-west, with scarce grave goods, simple substructures, and no identified superstructures. Anthropological analysis revealed non-specific signs of stress including porotic hyperostosis and cribra orbitalia, linear enamel hypoplasia, and endocranial lesions known as serpens endocrania symmetrica.

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