Session 303: Cross-Cultural Transmission in Nubian Culture, III: Art and Architecture
Monday 4 July 2016, 16.30-18.00
|Alexandros Tsakos, Institutt for Arkeologi, Historie, Kultur - og Religionsvitenskap, Universitetet I Bergen
|Adam Simmons, Department of History, Lancaster University
|In Search of Master-Builders of the Nubian Churches: A Sketch Representation of a Plan from Faras Cathedral
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Art History - Decorative Arts
Influences on Nubian culture can be seen through the abundance of art and architecture found in the Nile Valley. They reflect upon the transmission of ideas and can also reflect upon the geo-political state of Nubia. This session analyses some themes that can be drawn from such material. The first paper examines the nature of Nubian church architecture from the point of view of its builders.