Gallery view of Graffiti as Devotion

The Kelsey Museum invites you to visit our new special exhibition, Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile: El-Kurru, Sudan. This exhibition presents a group of devotional graffiti found in 2015 by a Kelsey Museum archaeological project at the site of El-Kurru, located on the Nile River in northern Sudan.

An opening lecture by exhibition co-curators Geoff Emberling and Suzanne Davis will take place on Thursday, September 5. On Friday, September 20, a half-day symposium entitled "Graffiti in Ancient Nubia and Beyond" will feature nine international scholars who will discuss graffiti in ancient and medieval Nubia and the broader Mediterranean region. Space is limited at this event, so be sure to register soon. Visit the Kelsey Special Exhibitions webpage for a full list of exhibition-related tours and events. 

A richly illustrated catalog of the exhibition as well as other graffiti-related items are available at the Kelsey Museum gift shop. The catalog can also be downloaded as a free PDF.