Past event

Discovering Ancient Meroe

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 06.00PM – 08.00PM Auditorium, Ground Floor, University College London - Qatar, Education City, Al Luqta St, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar

Following five years of archaeological investigation at the Royal City of Meroe, Dr Jane Humphris will present the project’s key discoveries and how these are helping archaeologists to reconsider the story of Sudan’s ancient heritage.

Using the results of interviews conducted with over 200 community members who live and work around this UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dr Humphris will discuss the importance and meaning of this archaeology to local people. She will highlight the ways that developing ‘community archaeology’ can help satisfy the needs and wants of modern society, and the important socio-economic role of archaeologists working in the region today.

The presentation will conclude with a summary of the strategies that the UCL Qatar team have put in place to protect, conserve and present archaeology for the benefit of future generations.

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