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In: Asian and African Studies, vol. 28, no. 2


Jozef Hudec - Michal Cheben - Branislav Kovár

ISSN 1335-1257 (print)
ISSN 2585-8793 (online)

Publisher: Institute of Oriental Studies

Year, pages: 2019, 168-179

Language: eng

Published: 26. 11. 2019

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Article type: Archeology


This article reports on the surveys of “the Slovak research at the Sudanese site of Duweym Wad Haj,” a joint project of the Institute of Oriental Studies and the Archaeological Institute, both of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS). A short survey was carried out at the site in November 2017. Two mosques, qubba and a tell were identified; the tell rises about 5 to 6 m above the alluvial terrain. The western entrance to the older mosque is flanked by hard black stone blocks. Nearby is a worked stone block of the same material. Non-diagnostic pot-sherds were found mainly concentrated on the northern side of the tell. A geophysical survey, documentation of the older mosque and archaeological prospecting were carried out in February 2018; fragments of alabaster, black and red granite and stone industry were identified at the site. The geophysical survey was carried out by a georadar RAMAC X3M system with 500 MHz antenna and processed by ReflexW software. The site was divided up into 8 areas and the individual areas were measured out by GPS Trimble R2. Overall, 11 structures were discovered.

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Hudec, J., Cheben, M., Kovár, B. 2019. REPORT ON SURVEYS IN DUWEYM WAD HAJ. In Asian and African Studies, vol. 28, no.2, pp. 168-179.

Hudec, J., Cheben, M., Kovár, B. (2019). REPORT ON SURVEYS IN DUWEYM WAD HAJ. Asian and African Studies, 28(2), 168-179.

Keywords: Sudan, Nubia, Duweym Wad Haj, geophysical survey, mosque