Latest in Archaeology: a new paper by Andrea Manzo

Manzo A. (2017) "Architecture, Power, and Communication: Case Studies from Ancient Nubia" in African Archaeology Review 34: 121-143

Abstract: Monumental architectural remains are among the most impressive relics of the ancient civilizations. Of course, this is also true for ancient northeast Africa. In this contribution, monumental architecture is considered not just as a static marker and manifestation of power, often embedding the state itself in the landscape, but as a location, a setting for performing public activities which are producing and replicating social relations. Some case studies of the Kerma and Meroitic cultures of ancient Nubia are discussed. Hypotheses on the ceremonies taking place are proposed.

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