Meet the Team

Claudia Näser

Archaeologist, Project Director

I am an archaeologist by training. I studied in Berlin in Germany and Cambridge in England. I did my…


Cornelia Kleinitz

Archaeologist, Deputy Project Director

I am an archaeologist who specialises in studying Africa’s archaeology and history. As long as I can …


Gareth Rees

Archaeologist, Field Director

Ever since I began studying archaeology, when I was eighteen, I have been fascinated by the way in …


Mohamed Mohamed el-Tayeb Badri

Head of Logistics

My name is Mohamed Mohamed el Tayeb Badri. I am from Sudan, Kordofan, al-Obeid town – this is…


Gemma Tully

Community Archaeologist

I have always been interested in the past and what it means to other people. I studied archaeology at …


Jens Weschenfelder

Archaeologist

Since I´ve been a teenager the stories of Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, two famous movie…


Annett Dittrich

Archaeologist

I am an archaeologist based in Berlin, Germany, where I had the great opportunity to study the …


Valerie Hänsch

Social Anthropologist

I was born and raised in a small town in the South of Germany. My geography teacher in school…


Kerstin Gessner

Archaeologist

Fascinated by the phenomenon of changes through times, I became an archaeologist. What looks…


Stefania Merlo

Archaeologist and Geographer

Although I started my studies learning ancient languages and history, with time, at University, I became…


Lilli Janotte

Student of Egyptology, the Archaeology of Sudan and Biological Anthropology

I decided to study archaeology when I was in school. After my A-levels I lived and worked in Rwanda …


Hassan Mustafa Alkhidir

Inspector for the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums

I come from the River Nile State, Berber city, Al-Bawgga (Fottwar village), but now I live in Khartoum…