Treasures from Sudan - Julie R. AndersonThe British Museum Press, 2004, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.
First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;
From the cover: “For millennia the Sudan, the largest country in Africa, has been the zone of contact between the Mediterranean world and the peoples of Central Africa. It has a rich and varied heritage embodied in numerous archaeological sites and countless ancient artefacts, many of great historical importance and outstanding aesthetic quality.
This book highlights a selection of the finest antiquities from the magnificent collection of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum, ranging from large royal statues in stone to small, finely crafted gold jewellery. All feature prominently in Sudan: Ancient Treasures, a special exhibition mounted at the British Museum in 2004 to celebrate the centenary of the Sudan’s first museum — the forerunner of the current National Museum — and to increase public awareness of the country’s long and fascinating history. With a short essay on the history and archaeology of Sudan, and photographs of the sites at which many of the objects were found, this book provides an ideal introduction to the spectacular but still little-known treasures of this major African country.”