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Title:A Brief Archaeological Survey of the Aqiq Region (Red Sea Coast), Sudan
Authors:Seeger, John A.
Sidebotham, Steven E.
Harrell, James A.
Pons, Michel
Periodical:Sahara: Prehistory and History of the Sahara
Geographic term:Sudan
Anthropology and Archaeology
Abstract:A brief survey of the region around the village of Adobana, south of Aqiq on the Red Sea coast of Sudan, recorded structures buried by extensive sedimentation and associated Islamic period pottery as well as fluted 'classical' type column drums recycled into other structures or standing alone in the village. Cemeteries and individual graves north of Adobana appeared to be pre-Islamic in date. Bahdur (Ibn Abbas) Island, adjacent to the coast opposite Adobana, preserved the remains of a number of buildings, one of which was quite large, two Muslim-era cemeteries and a series of rock-cut cisterns of unknown date. Examination of another nearby island, Farrajin, revealed some Islamic pottery and glass fragments, but no architectural remains. Neither epigraphic nor other information provided any clue as to the identities of the remains at Adobana or Bahdur Island. Bibliogr., sum. in English, French and Italian. [Journal abstract]