The Society’s Archive
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.
The archive also contains a large number of photographs, both prints, negatives and transparencies — in black & white and in colour — belonging to W.Y. Adams, J.A. Alexander, C.M. Daniels, Mr Moore, the RAF, I.E.S. Edwards, Laurence Kirwan, Rosalind Hawkes, Brian Haycock, Mr Gentle and Jean-Pierre Greenlaw, spanning the years from the 1930s until the 1980s. Many are an invaluable record of sites long since destroyed, particularly those of sites in the region of Lake Nubia/Nasser and at Suakin. These images will be available for viewing on the Sudan Memory webpage shortly.
It also holds a large number of plans and elevations of houses at Suakin by Greenlaw, papers of Laurence Kirwan and others, maps, aerial photographs and satellite images.
D = document, Di = digital image, M = map, N = negative, P = photograph, S = slide
Note that on Gabati and Soba spreadsheets, an additional capital letter indicates boxfile number
Scans of images held in the archive may be ordered from the Society. Terms and conditions of reproduction and use, along with details of charges, are included in this downloadable order form (MS Word format).
The archive is housed in the Society’s office in the Department of Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum in London. Access is available to members of the Society by prior appointment with the honorary secretary.
Tel +44 (0)20 7323 8500