Name of Mission Al-Damer Region Archaeological Research Project
Mission No. QSAP 20
Institution Nile Valley University, Archaeology and Heritage Studies Centre
Location Al-Damer Region, River Nile State
The archaeological survey in Al-Damer Region encompasses a total of 346 sites – 159 sites on the east bank and 187 on the west bank of the Nile – relating to most periods of Sudan’s history, from prehistoric, Meroitic, post-Meroitic, medieval, post-medieval and Ottoman periods. A geophysical survey was conducted in two Meroitic settlement sites; while rescue excavations have been undertaken at 34 graves in five sites from Meroitic, post-Meroitic and medieval periods.