Name of Mission Archaeological and conservation project at Banganarti
Mission No. QSAP 11
Institution Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw
Location Bangananarti, Northern State
The mission is involved in the study of two Christian centres at Banganarti and Selib, 7 km down river, which also contains remains of the Meroitic Period. The excavations at Banganarti, which have so far revealed 70 murals and almost 1000 inscriptions, began as a rescue project. The central kom (hill of archaeological interest) was excavated in response to advancing palm groves, which, in 2002, physically encroached upon the site. This is a research and conservation program at the sites of Banganarti and Selib.