MAP: The Meroe Archival Project

MAP: The Meroe Archival Project was formed as a collaborative enterprise between the University of Reading and the University of Khartoum in 2011. Since 2013, the primary collaborators are the City University of New York and the University of Khartoum. MAP collaborates with the current Meroe field projects and the institutions that house archives from past excavations. The National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM) has been instrumental to the success of this project.

MAP aims to manage the archives of the Meroe excavations in a sustainable manner, analyze the material culture to a modern standard, and make these archives fully and freely available to academics and the public. This work thus far has focused upon the archives relating to Peter L. Shinnie’s excavations. More recently, we have begun to incorporate select object categories from the John Garstang excavations.

The project director, Anna Lucille Boozer, can be reached at