Old Dongola Fieldwork – Seasons 2005/2006 and 2006; Appendix 1: Old Dongola 2006: Conservation Report; Appendix 2: Exploration of Kom J in Old Dongola
|Document types:||Artikel in Zeitschrift|
|Year of publication:||2008|
|Reihe:||Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean Reports (PAM), 18|
|Subjects:||DONGOLA -> Ortsnamen für Orte der Antike AUSGRABUNGSBERICHT -> Diverses NUBIEN -> Ländernamen KLOSTER -> Bauten im weitesten Sinn KIRCHE -> Bauten im weitesten Sinn KOPTISCHE ZEIT -> Epochenbezeichnungen|
Work was undertaken in the so-called Southwestern Annex and the Southwestern Building, concurrently with the excavation of the Monastery Church adjoining areas. In the later season, part of the so-called Central Building was excavated, as was an area east of the Monastery Church and Room 26 and a passageway leading to it in the Northwestern Annex. Investigations of Kom J, began in 2003, were completed this year. Relics of two structures in a very poor state of preservation were cleared; although they remain unidentified, they cannot have been churches. The recorded ceramics indicate that at least some part of this architecture was still in use in the 11th/12th century. One of the chief tasks of the conservation team working this season in the monastery on Kom H was to put together the mural depicting the Massacre of the Innocents from the tumbled southern part of the vault in Room 6 of the Southwestern Annex. Another effort was to protect the murals newly discovered in the Central Building (H-CB), among others, a depiction of an angel on the north wall of Room CB.2 Several murals were cleaned and strengthened, including the depictions of Archangel Raphael taming a unicorn (P 14/SW3 E), St Epiphanius (P 22 SW4.S) and Christ in a medallion (P 20/SW4.W).