Mission & Camps
The Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project (QSAP) is a Qatari initiative with the objective of promoting the rich archaeological heritage in the Republic of Sudan. The project is registered in Sudan under the name “Nubian Archaeological Development Organization”. The seven years project covers the following activities:
Funding the work of 40 archaeological missions:
The archaeological sites represent the complete history of the Sudan covering the periods ranging from early prehistoric times (about 30,000 BC) up to the 19th century AD. 28 of these missions are working already at present on archaeological sites in the northern areas and River Nile States of the republic of the Sudan. The work consists of surveys, excavations, protection restoration, presentation and the establishment of the basic infrastructure of all sites.
Two camps have been built at Begraweya/Meroe and Gebel Barkal. They are respectively named Dohat Meroe and Dohat Al-Barkal. The aim of these camps is to serve as accommodation and working stations for the missions and, later on, for tourism purposes.
- Rehabilitation of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum
- Building a new museum at Naga, one of the most spectacular sites of the Meroitic Civilization (4th Century BCE – 4th Century AD).
Under the Presidency of HE Sheikh Hassan Bin Mohamed Bin Ali Al Thani, the Qatari Mission for the Pyramids of Sudan (QMPS) has been constituted for the following:
- Conservation and presentation of the Pyramids of Brgraweya (Ancient Meroe), Gebel Barkal, Nuri and El-Kurru.
- Investigations in the 4 pyramidal fields for the discovery of new tombs.
- Solving the problem of sand erosion and accumulation at the Pyramids of Begraweya.