Urgent Protection of the World Heritage Site Meroe against the Nile Flood and Human Threats

Meroe, Sudan

Amount $ 75K

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator French Archaeological Unit of Sudan Antiquities Service in close cooperation with the National Corporation of Antiquities and Heritage

Type of grant Call for projects

Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011, the ancient site of Meroe (8th century BCE - 4th century CE) includes royal city of the Kushite kings and a necropolis with pyramids. This site is threatened by damage caused by the flooding of the Nile. The project includes preparing a long-term risk management plan through a complete hydrological study and building a removable sandbag dyke at the western side of the royal city.