Kerma Museum

The Kerma Museum is an archeological site museum located in front of the Western Deffufa on the archaeological site of Kerma, in the Northern State of Sudan. It opened in 2008 and contains many archaeological items removed from the Kerma culture, as well as a section focusing on the Christian and Islamic history of the region.

Kerma Museum
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The Kerma site museum
Established2008
LocationArcheological site of Kerma,  Sudan
Coordinates19°36′2.89″N 30°24′35.03″E / 19.6008028°N 30.4097306°E / 19.6008028; 30.4097306Coordinates: 19°36′2.89″N 30°24′35.03″E / 19.6008028°N 30.4097306°E / 19.6008028; 30.4097306
TypeArchaeological collection
Websitekerma.ch/en/musee

ArchitectureEdit

The building of the museum is inspired by the traditional Nubian vaulted roof.

DisplaysEdit

The museum contains artefacts of the main periods of the Kerma culture: Prehistory, Kingdoms of Kerma, Napata and Meroë.

The highlight of the Kerma Museum are seven black granite statues uncovered in a ditch at the nearby site of Dukki Gel in 2003 by an archaeological team headed by Charles Bonnet. Deliberately broken,[1] but in an excellent state of preservation, in the central room of the Museum are displayed the entirely reassembled statues portraying the so called Nubian Black Pharaohs Taharqa, Tanwetamani, Senkamanisken, Anlamani, and Aspelta, who ruled Egypt in the 25th Dynasty.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The finding of the statue cache in 2003
  2. ^ Web site of the Kerma Museum
  3. ^ Elshazly, Hesham. "Kerma and the royal cache". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)