The Berber-Abidiya archaeological project

Project leader

Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan 

Partners

  • Dr Salah eldin Mohamed Ahmed, Director of Field Work, National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, Sudan

Supported by
 

Institute for Bioarchaeology National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, Sudan
  • Archeology4All
  • Institute for Bioarchaeology
  • Michela Schiff Giorgini Foundation of the
    United States
  • National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, Sudan
  • Anonymous donor

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The site: conservation and site preservation

Conservation and preservation of the site form a major component of the project.

The goals are to preserve, conserve and protect the site for the future through sustainable means such as affordable, locally-sourced materials and a trained local labour force; to promote understanding of the site’s cultural significance; and ultimately to make the site and preserved archaeological structures accessible to visitors in the form of a site museum and archaeological park.

To accomplish these goals, the following principles were established: any materials used in the site’s conservation or maintenance must not be able to be confused with the ancient archaeology; all materials used must be sympathetic to the original structures and be sourced locally; and conservation work could be continued and executed by a local work force in the future, after appropriate training.

Conserving a painting of Hapy on a temple column

Conserving a painting of Hapy on a temple column