This is an Internet space for the promotion of the study of the Medieval period of Sai Island in North-Sudan. It has also the ambition to function as a forum for discussions related to Medieval Nubia and post-Medieval Sudan, as well as the future of the Nile Valley and the protection of its natural and cultural landscape.
The Medieval Sai Project is an idea and a realization of Alexandros Tsakos and Henriette Hafsaas-Tsakos, sharing a life between Norway and Greece. They are the agents of the Greek-Norwegian Archaeological Mission (GNM) and the founders of the Forening for gresk-norsk samarbeid innenfor kultur og humaniora.
The Union for Greek-Norwegian Cooperation in Culture and Humanities (Org. no. 996 732 150) was founded 01.01.2011 by Alexandros Tsakos and Henriette Hafsaas-Tsakos. The aims of the Union are:
- to promote cooperation between Greeks and Norwegians within the fields of culture and humanities in general.
- to promote projects within culture and humanities in Norway and Greece.
- to support economically and administratively the Greek-Norwegian Archaeological Mission and the Medieval Sai Project.
The GNM is working on Sai Island under the most hospitable auspices of the Sai Island Archaeological Mission, University Charles-de-Gaulle – Lille 3, France, and the National Corporation of Antiquities and Museums, Sudan.
The first season of GNM in 2009:
The second season of GNM in 2010:
The third season of GNM in 2012:
GNM has not had fieldwork to Sai since 2012, but we are always looking forward to the next opportunity…