Vincent Francigny

Doctor in Egyptology, he defended his thesis on “the private Meroitic tomb” at the University Lille 3. He received the Max Serres Award from the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (French learned society devoted to humanities) for his research on funerary practices in a non royal context. He was also rewarded the Vocational prize from the Bleustein-Blanchet foundation in 2003.
Since 1999 he has taken part in all the French excavations in Sudan and has stayed in Khartoum twice, first as a grantee of the SFDAS from 2000 to 2002, then as archaeologist from 2005 to 2010.
His research on funerary religion lead him to take over the Meroitic excavations on Saï as well as Sedeinga where he co-directs the site with Claude Rilly.

- 2010 “The Meroitic Temple at Sai Island”, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference for Meroitic Studies, Vienna, (forthcoming).
- 2010 “Nécropoles, Tombes et Au-Delà”, exhibition catalogue Meroe, Empire on the Nile, Paris, Louvre museum, p. 246-263.
- 2010 “The Meroitic Necropolises of Sai Island. Second Season at the Cemetery 8-B-5.A”, Sudan & Nubia 14, (forthcoming).
- 2010 “Dans les mains du défunt”, Beiträge zur Sudanforschung 10, p. 75-80.
- 2010 “L’île de Saï méroïtique”, Les Dossiers d’Archéologie. Hors-Série 18, p. 62-67.
- 2010 “Le prince Arakakhataror”, Tribute to Patrice Lenoble, (forthcoming).
- 2009 “The Meroitic Necropolises of Sai Island. First Season at the Cemetery 8-B-5.A”, Sudan & Nubia 13, p. 92-99.
- 2008 “Incrustations en ivoire d’époque méroïtique. Les figurations hathoriques”, Kush 19, p. 117-126.
- 2007 “Faras oublié”, Miscellanies to Francis Geus, CRIPEL 26, p. 99-106.

Latest releases

Palaces and large residences of the Meroitic Kingdom

"Palaces and large residences of the Meroitic Kingdom", by Marc Maillot, Sorbonne University Press/SFDAS editions. Two volumes, 64 euros.

Funerary customs in the kingdom of Meroe

Vincent FRANCIGNY Paris, Editions Boccard, 2017 ISSN 2101-3195 - ISBN 978-2-7018-0520-7

History and civilizations of Sudan

The pyramids of Meroe made generations of travelers dream, but Sudan of which they are the emblem remains largely unknown. Hence this encyclopedic work, the first synthesis of (...)