Home | News    Saturday 8 October 2005

Egypt, Sudan to jointly build museum for Nubian antiquities


Oct 7, 2005 (CAIRO) — Egypt and Sudan will jointly establish a museum for Nubian antiquities in Sudan’s Wadi Halfanear the borders with Egypt, Egypt’s official MENA news agency reported Friday.

It is part of a recently started giant project of cooperation between the two countries in the field of antiquities.

At a press conference at Egypt’s Alexandria Library, Regine Schulz, chairperson of the International Committee of Egyptology at the International Council of Museums (ICOM), announced the start of the project.

The project would be held under the umbrella of ICOM and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Schulz was quoted as saying.

She called on all museologists to extend a hand in sprucing up the dialogue and communication with each other and widening the scale of cooperation worldwide in research and publication.

"With a dialogue between all colleagues we can create an innovative and good project for the benefit of the protection of the heritage, and also as we are museums for all audiences we serve from school kids up to scholars," she said.

Talking about Nubian museum in Wadi Halfa, Mohamed el-Beyali, director of Upper Egypt’s department of antiquities, said that the establishment of the museum is an important project coming as part of continued cooperation between Cairo and Khartoum in the field of antiquities.

ICOM is an international non-profit organization for museums and museum professionals. It is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.

Since its creation in 1946, ICOM has maintained formal relations with UNESCO and has a consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council. It arranges and organizes workshops, publications and training programs for its 21,000 members.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

South Sudan peace revitalization is priority 2017-11-18 13:06:33 By Clement Maring Samuel The SPLM political detainees (FDS), and SPLM in Government (SPLM-IG) holds to views of achieving peace through the reunification of the SPLM party, and through the (...)

Somaliland: How tribalism endangers an African democracy 2017-11-11 06:21:19 By Abdirahman M Dirye From South Sudan, Somaliland, to Ethiopia, ethnic conflicts brew to tear apart these countries and weaken institutions but this time nepotism and clan-loyalty regenerated (...)

Divided rebellion, indifferent government, and politico-military impasse in South Sudan 2017-11-08 02:18:08 By Kuir ë Garang “I need blankets. It is cold at night and I don’t want my children to get sick,” said the 23-year-old Rebecca Barnaba, a mother at Doro camp in Upper Nile State. But who’s (...)


Latest Press Releases

Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)


Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.