In November 2021, the second season of fieldwork has started. Geophysical survey, archaeological excavations and ethnological interviews are underway. Moreover, a storage house for archaeological finds in Soba is almost ready. To see the most recent fly around the construction site visit https://youtu.be/AQP6jndZqIw
In September and October 2020 an archive enquiry was made at the Sudan Archive (University of Durham). This unique collection holds photographs, letters, and other documents from the time when Sudan was an Anglo-Egyptian Condominium (1899-1956).
Throughout the three-year project, two seasons of fieldwork are planned in Sudan. The first season started in November 2019 and lasted until February 2020. Below you will find detail description of our research activities during that time:
Before starting the fieldwork, Mariusz Drzewiecki studied documentation from the research carried out at Soba in 1980s and 1990s. The archive is kept at the British Museum. Mariusz spend one week in London (6-12.10.2019) visiting the archive. Below are some photos: