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For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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Julie Renee Anderson

Assistant Keeper, ancient Sudan and Egyptian Nubia

Department: Ancient Egypt and Sudan 

Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8311
egyptian@britishmuseum.org

 

Within the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Julie Anderson is responsible for curating the Sudanese and Nubian collections.

She began excavating in Egypt and Sudan in 1987 and received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 1996. Her research interests include daily life and material culture in ancient Nubia and Sudan.

Since 1997, she has co-directed archaeological excavations in Sudan together with the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM) in the Berber-Abidiya region. Currently, fieldwork is concentrated upon the late Kushite site of Dangeil (third century BC – fourth century AD), situated approximately 350km north of Khartoum, where excavation of a large Amun temple, surrounding temenos enclosure and associated cemetery is underway. Beginning in 2006, as part of the museum’s international training initiative, personnel from NCAM have received training in field excavation techniques on site.

Current projects

Previous projects

  • Kulubnarti exhibition
  • Sudan Ancient Treasures exhibition

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

  • International Society for Nubian Studies, Honorary Secretary
  • Sudan Archaeological Research Society
  • 2003-2004: Discovery Channel, Quest Explorer

Recent publications

Berber-Abidiya Archaeological Project

J. Anderson, Salah Mohamed Ahmed and T. Sweek. ‘Meroitic Building Techniques: a few observations from Dangeil’, Sudan & Nubia 16 (2012), 72-79.

J. Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Dangeil 2010: Meroitic Wall Paintings Unearthed and Conservation Strategies Considered’, Sudan & Nubia 15, (2011), 80-89.

J. Anderson. Report from the field: eBooks in Sudan. A Report by Julie Anderson, The British Museum. February 2, 2011. (2011). http://bookleteer.com/blog/2011/02/report-from-the-field-ebooks-in-sudan/

J. Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. Excavations in the Temple Precinct of Dangeil, Sudan. (London, 2010).

J. Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. With contributions from Intisar Soghairoun Elzein, Abdelrahman Ali Mohamed, Aida Abdelrahman el-Ansari and Nagla Abdeen  Mohamed. .السودان – الضانقيل معبد حفريات (London, 2010).

J. Anderson, T. Sweek and S. Tanimoto. ‘Conservation of an Amun Temple in Sudan’, Proceedings of the 2nd Historic Mortars Conference. Repair Mortars for Historic Masonry. (Prague, 2010), 1-8.

J. Anderson and Salah eldin Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Bread, the Staff of Life. Recent Discoveries at Dangeil, Sudan’, Between the Cataracts 2. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference for Nubian Studies. Warsaw University 27 August-2 September, 2006. PAM Supplement Series 2.2/1. (Warsaw, 2010), 55-59.

J. Anderson and Salah eldin Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Ethnoarchaeology and post-holes: building a Bisharin house’, Sudan & Nubia 14, (2010), 96-106.

J. Anderson and Salah eldin Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Dangeil: La découverte d’un nouveau temple d’Amon’, Méroé, an empire upon the Nile. Les Dossiers d’archéologie. (Paris, 2010), 50-55.

J. Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Une Nouvelle Cachette de Temple: Napatéens et Méroïtes sur lat 5eCataracte due Nil’, in G. Andreu-Lanoë, M. Baud et A. Sackho-Autissier, Méroé, un empire sur le Nil. (Paris, 2010), 231-232.

J. Anderson. ‘Notes and News. Dangeil, Sudan,’ Egyptian Archaeology 34, (2009), 5.

J. Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. ‘What are these doing here above the Fifth Cataract?!! : Napatan royal statues at Dangeil’, Sudan & Nubia 13, (2009), 78-86.

J. Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. ‘The Kushite kiosk of Dangeil and other recent discoveries’, Sudan & Nubia 12, (2008), 40-46.

J. Anderson. ‘Food for the Gods’, ReMUS, Autumn 2007. No.32, (2007), 18-19.

J. Anderson, A. C. D’Andrea, A. Logan and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Bread Moulds from the Amun Temple at Dangeil – An Addendum’, Sudan & Nubia 11, (2007), 89-93.

J. Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. ‘The ‘Throne Room’ and Dais in the Amun temple at Dangeil, Nile State Sudan,’ Cahier de Recherches de l'Institut de Papyrologie et d'Egyptology de Lille 26, (2006-2007), 29-39.

J. Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Bread Moulds and ‘Throne Halls’: Recent Discoveries in the Amun Temple Precinct at Dangeil’, Sudan & Nubia 10, (2006), 95-101.

J. Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Revealing Terra Incognita: Dangeil, Sudan’, Current World Archaeology 19, (2006), 23-30.

J. Anderson and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Painted Plaster: A Glimpse into the Decorative Programme Used in the Amun Temple at Dangeil, Sudan,’ Studies in Honour of Nicholas Millet (Part II). Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities 32, (2006), 1-15.

J. Anderson, J. and Salah Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Le temple d’Amon à Dangeil (Soudan),’ Bulletin de la Société Francaise d’Égyptologie 162, (2005), 10-27.

J. Anderson. ‘Lost for a millennia: A new ancient Nubian city,’ Archaeology Odyssey 5/1, (2002), 16.

J. Anderson and Salah eldin Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Recent excavations at Dangeil, Nile State,’ A tribute to excellence. Studies offered in honor of Ernö Gaál, Ulrich Luft, L. Török. Studia Aegyptiaca XVII, (2002), 45-52.

J. Anderson and Salah eldin Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Archaeological reconnaissance in the Berber-Abidiya region, 1997. A Post-Meroitic double-shaft tomb in el-Fereikha,’ Archeologie du Nil Moyen 9, (2002), 15-29.

J. Anderson and Salah eldin Mohamed Ahmed. “Recent Fieldwork conducted by the Berber-Abidiya Archaeological Project,” Uncovering Ancient Sudan. D. A. Welsby and V. Davies (eds).  (London, 2002), 44-45.

J. Anderson and Salah eldin Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Archaeological reconnaissance in the Berber-Abidiya region,’ KUSH XVIII, (1998-2002), 25-34.

J. Anderson. ‘History underfoot, local workers in Sudan discover unusual ancient tomb,’ Rotunda 34/2, (2001), 4.  

J. Anderson and Salah eldin Mohamed Ahmed. ‘Prospections archéologiques et fouilles de sauvetage dans la région de Berber-Abidiya (1997 et 1999),’ Cahier de Recherches de l'Institut de Papyrologie et d'Egyptology de Lille 21, (2000), 17-37.

J. Anderson. ‘Discovery of an intact Post-Meroitic tomb: The Berber-Abidiya Archaeological Project 1997,’Newsletter for the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities. June 1998, (1998), 1.

Sudanese and Nubian archaeology

J. Anderson. ‘Piy (Piankhy)’, The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. R. Bagnell, K. Broderson, C. Champion, A. Erskine and S. Huebner (eds). (Malden, 2013), 5340-5341.  Published Online: DOI: 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah15329.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah15329/full

J. Anderson ‘Kerma’, The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. R. Bagnell, K. Broderson, C. Champion, A. Erskine and S. Huebner (eds). (Malden, 2013), 3735-3738.  Published Online DOI: 10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah15224. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah15224/full

J. Anderson ‘Travels of a soup tin’, British Museum Magazine. Summer 2012, (2012), 59.

J. Anderson and B. Wills. ‘Recovering a Rahat: A leather skirt from Nubia’, British Museum Magazine. Spring 2012, (2012), 48-49.

J. Anderson (ed.). Qasr Ibrim, The Cathedral Church. By F. Aldsworth. Egypt Exploration Society Excavation Memoir 97. (London, 2010).

J. Anderson, H. Paner and S. Jakobielski (eds). Gdansk Archaeological Museum and Heritage Protection Fund African Reports. Vol. 7. Proceedings of the International Conference. The Fourth Cataract Archaeological Salvage Project 1996-2009. Gdansk, 2-4 July, 2009. (Gdansk, 2010).

J. Anderson. ‘The collections from Sudan and Nubia in the British Museum’, Ancient Egypt Magazine. vol. 11, issue 61, August/September 2010, (2010), 45-51.

J. Anderson. Review of William Y. Adams, The Road from Frijoles Canyon. Anthropological Adventures on Four Continents. University of New Mexico Press, 2009. Egyptian Archaeology 37, (2010), 37.

J. Anderson. ‘Sudan Ancient Treasures: Engage the World’, Ilissia 4, (2009), 20-25.

J. Anderson (ed.) Treasures from Sudan/ كنوز من السودان. (Abu Dhabi, 2008).

J. Anderson. ‘A Mamluk Coin from Kulubnarti, Sudan’, British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan 10, (2008), 65-71.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online%20journals/bmsaes/issue_10/anderson.aspx

J. Anderson and A. Harrison. ‘Three rare human hair mats from medieval Sudan. Recent Acquisitions’, British Museum Magazine. Winter 2008, (2008), 48-49.

J. Anderson (ed.) Treasures from Sudan. (London, 2004).

J. Anderson (ed.) كنوز من السودان   (London, 2004). (Treasures from Sudan, Arabic translation)

J. Anderson. ‘The medieval kingdoms of Nubia’, in J. Anderson and D. A. Welsby (eds). Sudan, Ancient Treasures. (London, 2004), 202-208.

J. Anderson. ‘Rulers of the Nile.’ British Museum Magazine.’ Summer 2004, (2004), 26-30.

J. Anderson. ’72 Beaker’, ‘101 Collar’, ‘102 Statuette of a Kushite King’, ‘145 Rondel’, ‘190 Plaque with a representation of a warrior saint’, ‘215 Stela’, ‘216 Bowl’,  ‘234 Bowl’, ‘245 Bowl’, ‘246 Beaker’, ‘256 Bowl’, ‘236 Aquamanile’, ‘262 Pilgrim flask’, ‘263 Bowl’, in J. Anderson and D. A. Welsby (eds). Sudan, Ancient Treasures. (London, 2004), 89, 128, 162, 219, 245, 257, 259, 264-265. 269, 272-273.

J. Anderson and S. Blitz. ‘Recent Excavations at the North Kom Monastery, Hambukol (Upper Nubia)’, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference of the International Society for Nubian Studies. August 21-26, 1998. T. Kendall (ed.) (Boston, 2004), 232-236.

J. Anderson, A. Castiglioni and A. Castiglioni. ‘106 Discs, Rosettes, Ring, Hand, Cowrie shells, Shells, Flies, Scarabs’, ‘107 Rotary quern’. In J. Anderson and D. A. Welsby (eds). Sudan, Ancient Treasures. (London, 2004), 130-131.

J. Anderson and J. Cribb. ‘220 Coins’, in J. Anderson and D.A. Welsby (eds). Sudan, Ancient Treasures. (London, 2004), 247.

J. Anderson, S. Jakobielski and P. Pearce. ‘187 Key’, in J. Anderson and D. A. Welsby (eds). Sudan, Ancient Treasures. (London, 2004), 217.

J. Anderson and A. Lajtar ‘Stela of Mariankouda’, in J. Anderson, J. and D. A. Welsby (eds). Sudan, Ancient Treasures. (London, 2004), 307.

J. Anderson  and P. Pearce. ‘104 Cylinder of Aspelta’, ‘105 Earring’, 218 Chainmail’, in J. Anderson and D. A. Welsby (eds). Sudan, Ancient Treasures. (London, 2004), 129, 246.

J. Anderson, P. Pearce and Abdelrahman Ali, ‘217 Sword’, ‘219 Helmet’, in J. Anderson and D. A. Welsby (eds). Sudan, Ancient Treasures. (London, 2004), 245-246.

J. Anderson and P. L. Shinnie (eds). The Capital of Kush 2. Meroë Excavations 1973-1984. Meroitica 20. (Wiesbaden, 2004).

J. Anderson and D. A. Welsby (eds). Sudan, Ancient Treasures. (London, 2004).

J. Anderson and D. A. Welsby. ‘Sudan: Ancient Treasures,’ ReMus 22, (2004), 4-5.

J. Anderson and D. A. Welsby. ‘Sudan: Ancient Treasures,’ Egyptian Archaeology 25, (2004), 17-19.

J. Anderson and D. A. Welsby. ‘197 Stele of King David’, ‘198 Chalice’, ‘199 Baptismal basin’, ‘200 Cross, ‘201 Cross’, ‘202 Cross’, ‘203 Earring’, ‘204 Beads’, ‘205 Finger-ring’, ‘206 Jewellery mould’, ‘207 Raw glass’, ‘208 Crucible’, ‘209 Nails’, ‘210 Spindle whorls’, ‘211 Sandals’, ‘212 Axe’, ‘213 Macehead’, ‘214 Archer’s loose’, ‘233 Wolf’s-tooth decorated sherd’, ‘237 Aquamanile’,  ‘259 Soba Ware sherds’, ‘260 Black and White Decorated Ware’, ‘261 Black-burnished sherd’, in J. Anderson and D. A. Welsby (eds). Sudan, Ancient Treasures. (London, 2004), 230-237, 257, 259, 270-272.

J. Anderson. ‘Archaeological excavations of Africa’s ancient empire of Kush: Searching the remains of a mysterious kingdom hidden in the upper Nile,’ Newton 8, (2001), 100-109. (in Japanese).

J. Anderson and K. Grzymski. Hambukol Excavations 1986-1989. SSEA Publication XVI. (Mississauga, 2001).

J. Anderson and K. Grzymski. ‘Sudan: Land of the hidden temples,’ Rotunda 34/1, (2001), 20-29.

J. Anderson. ‘Monastic Lifestyles of the Nubian Desert: Seeking the Mysterious Monks of Makuria,’ Sudan & Nubia 3, (1999), 71-83.

J. Anderson and K. Grzymski. ‘A Meroitic inscription from the Letti Basin, Sudan,’ Studien zum antiken Sudan. Meroitica 15, (1999), 460-466.

J. Anderson. ‘Christian graffiti from the excavations at Soba East, 1989-1992,’ Soba II: Renewed excavations within the metropolis of the Kingdom of Alwa in Central Sudan. The British Museum and the British Institute in Eastern Africa. (London, 1998), 185-209.

J. Anderson. ‘Excavations at the North Kom, Hambukol. (Upper Nubia),’ Cahier de Recherches de l'Institut de Papyrologie et d'Egyptology de Lille 17/2, (1997), 169-73.

J. Anderson. ‘House C-One at Hambukol (Upper Nubia),’ Études Nubiennes. vol. II. (Geneva, 1994), 225-228.

J. Anderson and K. Grzymski. ‘Three excavation seasons at Hambukol (Dongola Reach): 1989, 1990, and 1991-92,’ Archeologie du Nil Moyen 6, (1994), 93-106.

Other

J. Anderson and J. Reade. Shanidar and other sites. June 2009. Kurdistan Regional Authority, Erbil. (London, 2009).

J. Anderson. ‘Le mobilier à l’Ancien Émpire’, in L’art égyptien au temps des pyramides. C. Ziegler (ed.), Réunion des musée nationaux and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Paris and New York, 1999). 119-121, 181, 381.

J. Anderson. ‘Furniture of the Old Kingdom’, in Egyptian art in the age of the pyramids. C. Ziegler (ed.).  Réunion des musée nationaux and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, (Paris and New York, 1999), 117-119.

J. Anderson. 33. ‘Reproduction of the carrying chair of Queen Hetep-Heres I’, in ’Egyptian art in the age of the pyramids. Exhibition catalogue. C. Ziegler (ed.).  Réunion des musée nationaux and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Paris and New York, 1999), 218-219.

J. Anderson. 198. ‘Headrest’, in ’Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. Exhibition catalogue. C. Ziegler (ed.).  Réunion des musée nationaux and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Paris and New York, 1999), 477.

J. Anderson, K. Grzymski, J. Hayes, M. Abd el-Samie, M. el Tabai and O. Hamza. ‘Canadian-Egyptian excavations at Tell el-Farama (Pelusium) West: Spring 1993,’ Cahier de Recherches de l'Institut de Papyrologie et d'Egyptology de Lille 16, (1994), 109-21.