Medieval Sai Project

Today the Greek Orthodox Church is celebrating the Angels and Archangels uniting the celestial and terrestrial realms according to (some sections of the) Christian faith. Angels can be both good and evil, like the news that the “angels” of ancient drama used to convey. It seems that etymologically at least, this is the primal function of angels: being messengers.

Somehow, I felt that today some messages will arrive. And indeed one came through facebook and one through email, a good and a bad breaking of news respectively…

Good news first: Today the Section Française d’Archéologie Soudanaise posted a video on YouTube taken from a drone flying from the dig house on Sai, over the Qalat Sai, the excavations of Vincent Francigny of the Meroitic necropolis beside the fortress, and back to the dig house. A finely coordinated flight, an angel’s-view I’d dare say, that constitutes a very good update for…

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