This blog is the space where Alexandros Tsakos and Henriette Hafsaas-Tsakos (along with occasional guest authors!) publish views and news from the world of Sudan Archaeology and Nubian Studies with a special focus on Medieval Nubia, the period between ca. the 5th and the 15th centuries CE.

The posts can date back to the end of 2009, when this internet space was used for the promotion of the study of the Medieval period of Sai Island in North Sudan. After two most productive seasons (for the reports from 2009 and 2010 see HERE and HERE)…

…and a short return of Alexandros in 2012 for documentation work…

…fieldwork on Sai Island has not and will not be resumed before 2016.

boat crossing from Sai to mainland

Nevertheless, the blog keeps its name because Henriette’s and Alexandros’ understanding of things Nubian has been informed significantly by the experience of working on Sai Island.

back to Khartoum

For the opportunity we are grateful to the Sai Island Archaeological Mission, University Charles-de-Gaulle – Lille 3, France, and the National Corporation of Antiquities and Museums, Sudan.