The core of the Society's library is formed of the books and offprints from our first president, Sir Laurence Kirwan. Amongst its most useful assets is a full run of Kush, the journal of the Sudan Antiquities Service and many volumes of Sudan Notes and Records. The main library is housed in the Society's office in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum. It is available to members by prior appointment with the honorary secretary. The Society also maintains a branch library within the office of the Section Française de la Direction des Antiquités du Soudan in the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums' premises in Khartoum.
For a full list of the publications held in the Society's LONDON Branch Library click here (excel file).
For a full list of the publications held in the Society's KHARTOUM Branch Library click here (excel file).
The Society’s archive is a rapidly expanding resource. It contains the original records from the Society’s survey and excavation projects, currently those at Gabati, in the Northern Dongola Reach, at Kawa, at Jebel Umm Rowag and between Amri and Kirbekan above the Fourth Cataract. The archives for Soba East and the Wadi Halfa to Kerma Railway are also included.
For the regulations governing the use of archive material, an order form and details of charges click here (doc file).
Library and Archive
Aerial photograph of the Ottoman buildings at Suakin in the1940s (Greenlaw Archive).
Dr I. E. S. Edwards in front of the New Kingdom temple at Sesebi in the 1930s (Edwards Archive).