par Vanhulle, Dorian ;Bertoncello, Veronica
Référence Third International Conference: "The Rock Art of Northern Africa" (12-14 September 2023: Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, Brussels)
Publication Non publié, 2023-09-13
Communication à un colloque
Résumé : The Aswan-Kom Ombo Archaeological Project (AKAP) resumed its work on the west bank of Aswan from September to December 2022. Among the many objectives of this campaign was the survey, recording and preservation of all rock art productions identified within the perimeter of the New Aswan City, a large-scale urbanistic project which is irremediably changing the landscape of this side of the Nile. This salvage mission, which intended to finalise AKAP’s previous interventions in the area between 2005 and 2009 (Gatto, Hendrickx, Roma, Zampetti 2009), was coupled with a survey of several boulder sections marking the outskirts of Nag el-Tawil, a modern village located a few kilometres north of New Aswan City. This village is part of an important and well-known archaeological area which includes the Predynastic site of Nag el-Qarmila and Wadi Kubbaniya.This paper aims to present the results of the survey conducted by AKAP in this area during November 2022. These new petroglyphs belong to different phases of Egyptian history and are endangered by the development of local urbanism. More than a simple description of this rock art, the authors wish to draw attention to the rapid destruction of this insufficiently protected heritage.