Qubban: 'The Fortress at Quibban, Nubia'

Scope and Content

Image of the Kubban fort from a distance. The River Nile and the Temple of Dakka can be seen in the background. 'Kostamneh 1906' and 'T310' are written on the negative. Handwritten note with negative states ''T 310 The fortress of Quibban, Nubia, excavations at Heirakopolis, at Esna + in Nubia'. 'Q Kuban' is written above 'Quibban'. Album print marked 'Q 06 400', 'slide T310 (J2 16)', and 'L.1.0'

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Negative is scratched emulsion is silvered and shows signs of light damage. The fading on the left hand side of the image appears to have been caused during exposure.

Conditions Governing Use

Garstang's copyright expires in 2026 (70 years after his death). The copyright of the digital images lie with the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

A print of the negative can be found in JG/K/1/2, photo 3. Photograph published in Garstang’s Mar 1906 excavation report from Esna, (JG/4/1), labelled ‘Kubban: Nubia View of XII dyn fortress from E.’


Published in Garstang ‘Excavations at Hierakonpolis, at Esna, and in Nubia’ (1906), Annales du service des Antiquités de L’Égypte, Vol.VIII, pl. IX, entitled ‘The fortress of Qubban, Nubia’.

Geographical Names