Members of our East office were seconded to Humboldt University in Berlin for several seasons of fieldwork on Mograt Island, Sudan, from January 2014 to March 2015. The project was funded by the Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project (QSAP).
During the 2014 field season the team excavated tombs dating to the Late Neolithic, Kerma and Napatan periods and also extended the topographic survey, identifying 65 new tombs and mapping their landscape setting. More recently staff have been surveying and excavating at two fortresses dating to the 5th-6th century AD and the 18th century.
OA staff have been working with local people and representatives from the National Cooperation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM). Outreach and community engagement are key aspects of the project with teams developing materials for schools and a website, and liaising with families and community leaders about our work on the island.
See also www.mogratarchaeology.com
Photos by Rizwan Ahmad.