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This autobiographic blog presents Stephane Pradines archaeological researches from 1989 to 2021.

Dr Stephane Pradines


Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Aga Khan University, London

Muslim Material Culture
Swahili Coast
Archaeology in Sub-Saharan Africa
Islamic archaeology in Egypt
Urban Archaeology in Cairo
Muslim Fortifications

Dr Stephane Pradines completed his PhD in Islamic Archaeology from Sorbonne University, Paris IV in 2001. He is an archaeologist and he was in charge of Islamic Archaeology at the French Institute in Cairo from Sept. 2001 to Sept. 2012. Dr Pradines’ fieldwork includes Excavations of the Fatimid and Ayyubid Walls of Cairo, Excavations of Kilwa, Swahili medieval harbour of Tanzania and of Gedi, Swahili medieval harbour of Kenya and more recently Excavation of Dembeni (Mayotte, French Comoros). He also created the First Field School of Islamic Archaeology in Egypt and he was Lecturer in Islamic Archaeology at Cairo University. His publications include Fortifications et urbanisation en Afrique orientale, Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 2004 and Gedi, une cité portuaire swahilie. Islam médiéval en Afrique orientale Monographies d’archéologie islamique 2010.

Contact Details
Email address: stephane.pradines@aku.edu​
Telephone: 020 7380 3866


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