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Images from Sudan

EMBARGOED UNTIL: June 19, 2007


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  The village of al-Widay with the green band of trees along the Nile in the background

 

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  Desert landscape near al-Widay

 

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  The gold extraction site at Hosh el-Guruf

 

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  Large broken grindstones, nearly 2 feet in length, on the surface of Hosh el-Guruf

 

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  Smaller grindstones and hammerstones from Hosh el-Guruf

 

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  Hassan Ahmed Ali panning for gold in al-Widay village

 

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  Archaeologist Carol Meyer looking for gold in panned sample

 

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  The Kerma period cemetery of al-Widay I, , about 200 x 130 feet wide

 

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  Burial mound, about six feet in diameter, at al-Widay I

 

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   Black-topped beaker, 5 inches tall, of the Classic Kerma period (ca. 1750-1550 BC)

 

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   Scarab, 1 inch tall, depicting Kushite man grasping a lion, Classic Kerma period (ca. 1750-1550 BC)

 

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   The expedition team in Sudan, including co-directors of the Oriental Institute Museum Geoff Emberling (second from left) and Bruce Williams (sitting in front of Emberling)

 

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