Sudan Archaeological Heritage Protection


Amount $ 1 190 690

Years 2020 - 2025

Operator National Corporation of Antiquities and Museums (NCAM)

Type of grant Call for projects

© Mission archéologique de Douki Gel-BN Chagny
©SIAM/Olivier Cabon
(c) Marc Chaillot

The Nile Valley, which is partially located in Sudan, is home to an archaeological heritage that exemplifies rich architectural traditions, including pyramids, that shaped the region for more than 2,000 years. This project will target approximately twenty sites in this region, including The Island of Meroe, and Gebel Barkal and Sites of the Napatan Region, which are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This initiative will include a topography study to define the boundaries of these archaeological sites and set up physical barriers where needed. A new storeroom will be built next to the National Museum of Antiquities, and awareness raising activities on the importance of cultural heritage protection will be conducted. The National Corporation of Antiquities and Museums (NCAM) will implement the project in collaboration with the French Archaeological Unit of Sudan Antiquities Service.