ID in this catalogue SD SNM 34605
Type Semicircular 
Current Location Sudan National Museum, Khartoum 
Catalogue Numbers


Excavation number 146/4

Dialface ID 329 

Provenance Excavated near the Amun Temple in an Naq'a, otherwise known as Naga or Naqa, Sudan. 
Date Roman Period, 0 - 200 AD (Kroeper et al. 2011
Dimensions H 446 mm, W 488 mm, D 444 mm (Kroeper and Krzyżaniak 1998)
Material Sandstone 
Markings and inscriptions Rather rubbed, so many of the radiating hour lines are indistinct 

This part of the sundial was designed to be used around midsummer, when the sun moved north of the zenith at this latitude. 

The entries concerning this object in BSDP are confused. the description of this dial is under ID 329, but the 3D imaging is included under objects 190 and 625.

The other part of this sundial, a conical dial, is SC SNM 34605.


Kroeper and Krzyżaniak (1998)

Schaldach (2006)

Kroeper, Schoske and Wildung (2011) p. 51, Fig. 51 

Herrmann et al. (2015) fn. 81

Graßhoff (2015)


Snapshots of both faces of this object have been posted by a blogger, Giancarlo, who visited an exhibition in Munich about objects from an Naq'a called "Königstadt Naga - Grabungen in der Wüste des Sudan". The best images available are in Kroeper and Krzyżaniak (1998), which contains photos and drawings. Kroeper et al. (2011) has two colour photos.