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Vincent Rondot

Research fellow at the CNRS at Lille III (UMR 8164) and director of the SFDAS from 2005 to 2009.
He was first a scientific member of the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology in Cairo (1988-1992) before joining the Department of Egyptian Antiquities of the Louvre (1993-1997) and becomes involved in the “Great Louvre” project as a member of the team in charge of the collections.
First class research fellow since 1997, he continues his work at the CNRS and becomes director of the SFDAS in 2004. In Sudan he will notably conduct the excavation of the Meroitic site of El-Hassa.
He is now in charge of the Axe 1 of the HALMA-IPEL team at the University of Lille III.
He succeeded Derek Welsby as President of the International Society for Nubian Studies in August 2010.
His research covers the fields of theology of the cults of Amun during the New Kingdom in Karnak and during the Meroitic period in Sudan, but also religion and cults in the Greco-Roman Fayum.

- 2010 “Les dieux de Méroé”, exhibition catalogue, Meroe, Empire on the Nile, Paris, Louvre museum.
- 2010 “La maison du dieu : le temple”, with László Török, exhibition catalogue, Meroe, Empire on the Nile, Paris, Louvre museum.
- 2008 “A Hitherto unknown rock stela in the name of Senusret III at Nauri (Mahas Country)”, Kush 19, Khartoum, p. 179-184.
- 2008 Les inscriptions de Séhel, with Annie Gasse, Pauline Calassou and Alain Lecler, MIFAO 126, IFAO, Cairo, January 2007 and April 2008.
- 2004 Le temple de Soknebtynis et son dromos, (Tebtynis II) [French-Italian excavations], FIFAO 50, IFAO, Cairo.

published works :
Kerma et Méroé

Kerma and Meroe. Five lectures on Sudanese archaeology (2005) was a best seller in Khartoum. It was edited as a collaboration between the French Section of the Direction of Antiquities of Sudan (SFDAS) and the French Cultural Centre Frédéric Cailliaud in Khartoum and sponsored by the Cooperation and Cultural Service of the French Embassy.

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 (...)