Solène Marion de Procé

Archaeologist and PhD candidate at the university of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, she studies pre-islamic religion in the western Arabian Peninsula, particularly in the kingdom of Saba (Yemen) for her PhD dissertation, she also works on the maritime trade in the Red Sea during Antiquity. She is a member of the French Archaeological Mission of Madâ’in Sâlih (Northwest Saudi Arabia) since 2005, where she excavates in the residential area of this Nabataean oasis. In 2009, she excavated in Bosra, a late-antiquity settlement of southern Syria. In 2010, she stayed three months at the Joukowski Institute of Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island, USA) in the frame of a doctoral research fellowship. Following a Master 2 on the Farasân Islands (Saudi Arabia), an archipelago located in the Southern Red Sea, she is now planning an archaeological mission there with François Villeneuve.
She joined the SFDAS in july 2012 as an International Volunteer, in charge of technical coordination and management of French projects in the Sudan-Qatar archaeological program (QSAP).

Latest releases

Palaces and large residences of the Meroitic Kingdom

"Palaces and large residences of the Meroitic Kingdom", by Marc Maillot, Sorbonne University Press/SFDAS editions. Two volumes, 64 euros.

Funerary customs in the kingdom of Meroe

Vincent FRANCIGNY Paris, Editions Boccard, 2017 ISSN 2101-3195 - ISBN 978-2-7018-0520-7

History and civilizations of Sudan

The pyramids of Meroe made generations of travelers dream, but Sudan of which they are the emblem remains largely unknown. Hence this encyclopedic work, the first synthesis of (...)