• An Old Nubian Sale from Gebel Adda

    Author(s):
    Vincent van Gerven Oei (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Union for Nubian Studies
    Subject(s):
    Africa--Nubia, Nubian languages, Contracts, Middle Ages, Sudan
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Old Nubian
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/0r6s-7h67
    Abstract:
    The present text, an Old Nubian land sale (DBMNT 700), was uncovered during the fourth and last season of the ARCE mission between 26 December 1965 and 26 April 1966. According to the preliminary report of Millet, the sale was found ‘at a considerable distance from the palace’, part of ‘Late Christian remains’. According to Millet, the palace was likely ‘one of the residences of a king who may well have maintained a movable court, going from town to town in his limited domain’. The document, describing a land sale from the perspective of a woman called Sewamē, is written in a Nubian-type majuscule in black ink on leather. The dimensions of the text are unknown.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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