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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2013,2034.335

  • Description

    Digital photograph (colour); view of engraved, infilled rock art on rock surface showing infilled figure of camel, upright and facing left with round feet. Karkur Talh, Sudan.
    Scanned

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 09 May 2006 (date digitized)
    • December 2000 (original photograph)
  • Production place

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  • Dimensions

    • File size: 118 megabytes
    • Resolution: 300 dots per inch
  • Curator's comments

    Karkur Tahl is the largest wadi (dry seasonal riverbed valley) in the sandstone eastern section of Jebel Uweinat, a granite and sandstone massif on the border of Egypt, Libya and Sudan. Karkur Talh is around 25 km long and lies mostly in Sudan, but partly within Egypt’s borders. There is an abundance of both painted and engraved rock art in shelters in the smaller side wadis. The engravings were first revealed to academia by Ahmed Hassanein in 1923 and a few photographs published in his report on the journey in National Geographic in 1924. A more comprehensive publication of rock art sites in Karkur Talh was made by Prince Kemal el Dine with Abbe Breuil in 1925 following his discovery of a painted cave in Karkur Talh. Further exploration and publications were made by numerous others including renowned explorer Ralph Bagnold’s expedition in 1931, with further exploration from László Almásy and Leo Frobenius in 1933. The largest professional exploration of the massif to date was made in 1968 by a team of Belgian scientists.

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  • Location

    Not on display

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  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2013

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    2013,2034.335

  • Additional IDs

    • SUDKTA0020075 (TARA number)
Digital photograph (colour); view of engraved, infilled rock art on rock surface showing infilled figure of camel, upright and facing left with round feet.  Karkur Talh, Jebel Uweinat, Sudan.  Scanned

Digital photograph (colour); view of engraved, infilled rock art on rock surface showing infilled figure of camel, upright and facing left with round feet. Karkur Talh, Jebel Uweinat, Sudan. Scanned

Reproduced by permission of the artist. Copyright TARA/ David Coulson

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