موقع تمبس الاثري

2020 Tombos field season

Getting settled at Tombos- introducing new team members and visiting colleagues to the site.

2020 Tombos field season

Follow our upcoming field season!  Check back in January to hear updates during our excavations.

Skeletal Dysplasia at Tombos

New Publication! Whitmore KM, Buzon MR. 2019. “Two cases of skeletal dysplasia from New Kingdom (c. 1400–1050 BCE) Tombos, Sudan.” International Journal of Paleopathology 26:135-144.

Fortress of Taroy at Tombos

Available to read online for free: new volume including a chapter by Stuart Tyson Smith and Michele R. Buzon that details our recent discovery of a fortress at Tombos, the ancient place of Taroy.

The Fortified Settlement at Tombos and Egyptian Colonial Strategy in New Kingdom Nubia
Stuart Tyson Smith and Michele Buzon



New Article in Antiquity — Symbolic Equids and Kushite State Formation: a horse burial at Tombos.

Tombos in Nile Magazine April-May 2018

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New publication

We are excited to announce our forthcoming chapter, “Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Ancient Egyptian and Nubian Borderland” in this new volume.  The cover features a Bat-Hathor amulet from Tombos and Taharqa’s Amun ram.


Educational Posters

ملصقات تعليمية

Check out the educational posters we created below!

اضغط علي الروابط ادناه لقراءة الملصقات التعليمية التي أعددناها

National Geographic’s Explorer’s Journal Update

تحديث مجلة رواد الجغرافية الإقليمية

Click on the photo below to read about this season’s excavations in National Geographic’s Explorers Journal!

اضغط علي الصورة ادناه لتقرأ عن حفريات هذا الموسم في مجلة رواد الجغرافية الاقليمية

Tombos Community

مجتمع تمبس

As we wrap up our fieldwork for 2017, we want to acknowledge how grateful we are to the Tombos community.  Our workers at the sites of Tombos cemetery, Tombos town, and Abu Fatima are essential to our success.  As usual, everyone in Tombos has been kind, friendly, and generous with their hospitality.   It’s been a great 2017 season.

بنهاية موسم العمل الحقلي 2017  عبّرنا عن مدي امتنانا و تقديرنا لمجتمع تمبس. يمثل فريق العمال في مواقع الجبانة و تمبس المدينة و ابوفاطمة عنصراً اساسياً في نجاح العمل. و كالعادة فكل فرد في تمبس ودود و طيب القلب و يعرفون بحسن الضيافة و الكرم


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