Restoration of Royal Pyramids at Bagrawiya
The Qatari Mission for the Pyramids of Sudan (QMPS) is one of 42 missions working in Sudan under the umbrella of the Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project and is cooperating closely with the Sudanese National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM) and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).
As the conservation and restoration of the pyramids and funerary temples is one of the most important goals of the mission, the conservation team has been working throughout the season 2018 on cleaning reliefs and filling gaps inside the funerary temples of Pyramids No. 6 and No.10. Damages caused by natural factors such as wind carrying sand need to be mitigated as the stabilization of the whole building to prevent the collapsing.
In this clip, the conservator Ms. Umaima Hasab al-Rasul Ahmad states that the conservation materials used are based on the same mixture as in the original building material. It consists of sand and unhydrated lime mixed with water.
The team is following international conservations standards by preserving current features without adding anything further.