“I came here as soon as I could,” archaeologist Mahmoud Suleiman says. “I couldn’t just go and leave our heritage without protection.”

A terrible civil war has been raging in Sudan since mid-April and unfortunately there is no sign of a resolution yet. Thousands of civilians have died in the conflict while millions more have been forced to flee their homes. As the land of the ancient kingdom of Nubia, Sudan’s archaeological sites and antiquities may be at risk. The Globe and Mail reports on the country’s vulnerable cultural heritage and what professionals are doing to help protect it.

Image of pyramids at the royal cemetery in Nuri, near the present-day city of Karima, Sudan. Photograph taken by Mark Fischer.

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