Uronarti Regional Archaeology Project

Uronarti Regional Archaeology Project, Sudan
Laurel Bestock and Christian Knoblauch, co-directors

Uronarti, an island in the Nile in Lower Nubia (modern Sudan), was the site of a major fortress constructed by the kings of the Egyptian Twelfth Dynasty. URAP is working both to document the fortress and to better comprehend its setting in a complex physical and cultural landscape in order to illuminate the relationships between Egypt and Nubia at this critical period.


Related Resources:

Living beyond the Walls: New Evidence for Egyptian Colonialism at Uronarti, Nubia” by Laurel Bestock and Christian Knoblauch, in Antiquity, Project Gallery, April 2015.

Revisiting Middle Kingdom Interactions in Nubia: The Uronarti Regional Archaeological Project” by Laurel Bestock and Christian Knoblauch, in Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections, Vol 6, No 4, December 2014.

Forgotten Fortress: Returning to Lower Nubia“: Lecture given by Dr. Laurel Bestock (Brown University) on March 9, 2013, for the Orange County, California Chapter of ARCE