June 23, 2006
Dr. Peter Shinnie, a University of Calgary professor emeritus
and former department head, will receive Sudan’s
‘Order of the Two Niles’ in a presentation by the
Sudanese ambassador to Canada on Saturday, June 24.
media are invited to attend the event, which will take place
at about 9 am in the Rozsa Centre on the U of C
campus. Faiza Taha, Sudan’s ambassador to Canada, will
present the award, which is one of Sudan’s highest
is being honoured for long and meritorious service in the
Sudan, particularly for his archaeological
research at the site of Meroe (pronounced Merowi), the capital
of the first civilization of Black Africa, which
dates from roughly 500 BC to 500 AD. Shinnie has written the
standard text on the subject and quite recently
produced the last of a series of scholarly volumes on his excavations.
Order of the Two Niles is named after the Blue Nile and the
White Nile rivers, which join at the city of
Khartoum, Sudan’s capital.
presentation is part of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists
2006 conference, taking place at the U of C.
arrange an interview with Dr. Shinnie, contact Dr. Nic David,
the conference program chair, at 932-6569.
more information on the conference, see: http://homepages.ucalgary.ca/~safaconf/SAFA/home.htm
Presentation of Sudan’s ‘Order of the Two Niles,’ one
country’s highest distinctions
Dr. Peter Shinnie, U of C archaeologist and professor emeritus,
and Faiza Taha, Sudan’s
ambassador to Canada
Saturday, June 24, about 9 am
The Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary campus.
For a map
of campus, see
For more information, contact Dr. Nic David, program chair
for the SafA 2006 conference, at 932-6569.