Paris : Centre national de la recherche scientifique
In 1969, a cultural agreement was concluded between the French and Sudanese Governments. On the basis of a protocol included in that agreement, a French Archaeological Research Unit, the SFDAS (Section Française de la Direction des Antiquités du Soudan) was established in the Sudan Antiquities Service to carry out archaeological research in Sudan in collaboration with the NCAM (National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums). This partnership immediately focused on the main priority at the time, namely to perform a survey in the Northern Province of the country, as it was the most endangered area after the building of the Aswan High Dam. With these 15 volumes, ten years of research (1975-1985) published by SFDAS in Sudan are made available to a broader audience, in open-access PDFs.