Preliminary Report on the Twentieth Excavation Season of the Archaeological Expedition to Wad Ben Naga
|Klíčová slova||Sudanese archaeology, Meroitic Period, Wad Ben Naga, Isis Temple (WBN 300), Stone Building (WBN 1100)|
|Typ článku||Zpráva z výzkumu|
|Citace||ONDERKA, Pavel a VRTAL, Vlastimil. Preliminary Report on the Twentieth Excavation Season of the Archaeological Expedition to Wad Ben Naga. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Praha: Národní muzeum, 2022, 43(1), 79–106. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/anpm.2022.006. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Dostupné také z: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicke-publikace/annals-of-the-naprstek-museum/43-1/preliminary-report-on-the-twentieth-excavation-season-of-the-archaeological-expedition-to-wad-ben-naga|
The twentieth excavation season of the Archaeological Expedition to Wad Ben Naga primarily focused on the continued excavations of the so-called Isis Temple (WBN 300). The excavation focused on the area in the rear of the temple explored by the Royal Prussian Expedition in 1844. Altogether ten rooms were revealed which allowed the assessment of the whole complex inner disposition of the temple. During the excavation, various pieces of the original cultic equipment were recovered, including pieces of Meroitic statuary and a new lion altar (Altar D). The original locations of the so-called Altars A, B, and C, discovered by the Royal Prussian Expedition, were identified. Outside the so-called Isis Temple, the work focused on uncovering of the Stone Building (WBN 1100) identified next to structure WBN 250.