Today’s Sudan can be considered a kind of “show-room” of international archaeology. Eastern Sahara, of which the country is part, represents one of the main “laboratories” of archaeological research into civilisational developments in critical environmental conditions. This is why expeditions from all over the world are heading there, conducting research in a milieu of high competitionand necessary innovations in the field of archaeological methods and interpretative approaches. In the autumn of 2009, the Czech Institute of Egyptology, in cooperation with other Czech scientific institutions, started two research projects in the Sudan in reaction to an invitation by the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums of the Sudan, with a particular emphasis put on extensive interdisciplinary co-operation with representatives of diverse natural sciences: at Jebel Sabaloka in the area of the Sixth Nile Cataract (ca. 80 km to the north of the capital of the Sudan, Khartoum) and at the site of Usli in the Northern Province (ca. 350 km to the north of Khartoum).

  Lenka Varadzinová


Pohoří Sabaloka