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This paper describes the first comprehensive study of metal artefacts found at ancient Kerma, Sudan. Covering a period of several millennia, it investigates the development of copper alloy recipes as well as metal provenance through the trace element and lead isotope ratio analysis of forty-eight sampled objects. These include grave goods as well a...
The African continent has been looted for many centuries, the nature, form and motivation varying with conquest, colonization, independence and globalization. Over the last decades, however, the destruction of archaeological sites and the illicit trade in cultural goods has reached such proportions that they seriously undermine African history and...
Archaeology and restoration of the monuments. Instate genuine « preliminary archaeological studies ». Despite thirty years of activity, archaeological research still has difficulties in France in finding a legitimate place in the analysis of buildings that are still standing, even if it participates fully in reconstructing the history of the edific...
Despite thirty years of activity, archaeological research still has difficulties in France in finding a legitimate place in the analysis of buildings that are still standing, even if it participates fully in reconstructing the history of the edifice. More than die-hard prejudices, the causes today are structural (extension of the notion of patrimon...
The succession of developments in the Geneva episcopal group from the TV"1 century to the Carolingian period enables us to study differentiated liturgical fittings and a move towards a more and more visual liturgy. The author concludes that each church had his own function.
Kerma is an ancient city on the Nile in Middle Nubia, long known and the subject of renewed recent exploration. Its position, at the southern limit of Egyptian control, sets it strategically on the routes to the African interior. Its environment in the arid desert results in remarkable preservation of organic remains.
Over the last ten years, archaeological investigation of the Cathedral of Saint‐Pierre at Geneva has been carried out in conjunction with the restoration of the building, allowing the origins of the episcopal group to be defined and its architectural evolution studied. The group, complete as early as the fourth century, consists of two cathedrals o...