Session 103: Cross-Cultural Transmission in Nubian Culture, I: The Influence of Christianity
Monday 4 July 2016, 11.15-12.45
|Organiser:||Alexandros Tsakos, Institutt for Arkeologi, Historie, Kultur - og Religionsvitenskap, Universitetet I Bergen|
|Moderator/Chair:||Giovanni Ruffini, Department of History, Fairfield University|
|Paper 103-a||The Bronze Censer from the Cathedral in Old Dongola|
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Byzantine Studies
Christian missionaries first arrived in Nubia in the 6th century. Since those initial contacts, the transmission of Christianity created new customs and reinvented old customs. Following the rise of Islam, how did the competing religions influence the Nubian culture? This session seeks to uncover a few examples of the influence of Christianity in different areas of Nubia. The first paper analyses the influence of Byzantium in Dongola, the capital of Makuria.