Pot from Kerma, Sudan

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 April 2016

Although this post was found in northern Egypt such containers have also been recovered from the ancient Sudanese site of Kerma (Sub-Sahran Africa's first city). The decoration on these objects is thought to imitate basketry. More recently, it has been suggested that the vessel may represent types of huts that were common in the area. From Sedment, Egypt. Middle Kingdom, 1750-1500 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (with thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, April 04). Pot from Kerma, Sudan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4771/pot-from-kerma-sudan/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Pot from Kerma, Sudan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 04, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4771/pot-from-kerma-sudan/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Pot from Kerma, Sudan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Apr 2016. Web. 06 Feb 2023.

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