Department of Egyptology and Assyriology

Professor Laurel Bestock - New Brown Project in Sudan at the Site of Uronarti

Professor Laurel Bestock leaves for Sudan to begin a new Brown project at the site of Uronarti. Uronarti is a currently uninhabited island in the Nile in northern Sudan, where the 12th Dynasty Egyptian kings built one of a string of monumental fortresses.

In conjunction with Vienna University Professor Bestock  will be inaugurating a program of survey and excavation that they hope will clarify many aspects of the Middle Kingdom Egyptian involvement in Nubia.