Keynote Event: Dominique Valbelle
2019 Annual Meeting

Who Lived in Panebes, "the Town of the Jujube-Tree?" The Swiss-Franco-Sudanese Mission of Kerma/Dokki Gel


Dominique Valbelle, professor emerita in the Faculté des Lettres of Sorbonne Université, co-director & epigrapher of the Swiss Franco-Sudanese Mission of Kerma/Dokki Gel


Friday, April 12, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Memorial Theater

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

101 Callahan Drive

Alexandria, Virginia 22301


Dominique Valbelle will deliver a keynote lecture covering the results of her recent archaeological and epigraphic project with the Swiss-Franco-Sudanese Mission of Kerma/Dokki Gel in the Northern Province of Sudan. The kings of Kush occupied the south of Egypt through the Second Intermediate Period. In 1506 BCE, Thutmosis I realized the dream of his predecessor, founding a ceremonial city 1 km north of the town of Kerma. The excavation of Dokki Gel revealed architectural traces of the relationship of the Egyptians and people of Kerma and with the populations from central Sudan, who had constituted traditional allies in the coalitions against the Egyptian will of conquest

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