Du Sinaï au Soudan
Itinéraires d'une égyptologue. Mélanges offerts à Dominique Valbelle
textes réunis par Nathalie Favry, Chloé Ragazzoli, Claire Somaglino et Pierre Tallet
From the Sinai to Sudan and from the Mediterranean to the fourth cataract of the Nile including the western desert and Thebes, Egyptologist Dominique Valbelle has studied Egypt in its entirety. She has worked on its core – in the village housing royal staff of the New Empire, Deir el-Medina and in the great roman temple of Medamoud, and she has led research on various royal and administrative institutions. On the fringes of Egypt, in the Sinai, she opened the Franco-Egyptian mission of Tell el-Herr, the site of Persian and Romain fortresses. She brought to life the sanctuary of Hathor of Serabit el-Khadim, central to the area where turquoise was found. In the Sudan where pharaohs of the New Empire sought to extend their domain, she studies the Egyptian presence in the site of Doukki-Gel and in a non-Egyptian context, that of the Kerma culture. Her original insights into the various aspects of Egyptian history and culture, her wide and innovative vision of the discipline and the richness of the programs that she has initiated are borne out in this collection of contributions, offered by her friends, students and colleagues. This rich volume draws together archaeological studies, historical essays and the first publication of objects coming from Sudan, the Sinai and the Nile valley.