The Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project (QSAP) is a Qatari initiative with the objective of promoting the rich archaeological heritage in the Republic of Sudan. The project is registered in Sudan under the name “Nubian Archaeological Development Organization”. The seven years project covers the following activities:
Funding the work of 40 archaeological missions:
The archaeological sites represent the complete history of the Sudan covering the periods ranging from early prehistoric times (about 30,000 BC) up to the 19th century AD. 28 of these missions are working already at present on archaeological sites in the northern areas and River Nile States of the republic of the Sudan. The work consists of surveys, excavations, protection restoration, presentation and the establishment of the basic infrastructure of all sites.
41 QSAP on-site Research sites
Represent researches in the entire history of the Sudan extending from the early prehistoric period down to medieval and Islamic times (approximately from around 350,000 years ago to the Eighteenth Century AD).
The sites extend on the banks of the Nile and in the hinterlands in the northern part of Sudan, which is about 800kms north of Khartoum.
Work consists of surveys, excavations, conservation and site presentation.
The missions represent 8 nationalities: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Canada, USA, Italy, and Sudan.