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A multidisciplinary team of Italian and Russian archaeologists has confirmed an important discovery in Sudan related to the history of Nubia. It is a hieroglyphic inscription that has been found in the Abu Ertella area, which can be converted into the biggest discovery related to the kingdom of Kush in recent years.
It is reported that the excavations that have been carried out between the months of November and December 2015 have been directed by Eugenio Fantusati, from the University of Rome, together with his deputy Marco Baldi and also Eleonora Kormysheva, director of the Golenishev Center for Egyptology of the Russian State University.
The findings were found about 200 kilometers north of the town of Khartoum, which highlights a sacred boat, a kind of ritual altar carved in basalt and several hieroglyphic inscriptions among others.
All these discoveries will provide a lot of information about the Nubian civilization, which existed between I a.C. and the 1st A.D. In addition, the group of researchers believes that the temple in which these findings were found could be destroyed by fire, although the ruins are being studied using carbon 14 technology to date the date on which the fire could have occurred.
The team of researchers stated that they are studying the entire text of the hieroglyphic inscriptions to the maximum and have already managed to identify different names such as the King Natakami and Queen Amanitore, Who ruled during the Golden Age in the Meroitic civilization, which developed on the Nile.
Of this civilization it can be said that it had a very important international role thanks to its commercial and diplomatic ties with the Roman Empire, which were gradually lost due to the growth of the Kingdom of Axum, in Ethiopia.
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Professor Fantusati stated that these discoveries, especially the hieroglyphs, are of great importance since they will allow researchers be able to understand much better the relationships between the Meroitic world with the Egyptian civilization and also the Roman Empire, a page in history that surely still has a lot to reveal today.
The investigations have aroused great interest since we do not have all the data that we would like to have from a civilization as ephemeral as Nubia was, but that little by little they will reveal us as the study progresses.
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