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 have been coming to Sudan since 1992. At this time I was only a student ...

Claudia Näser

Archaeologist, Project Director
I am an archaeologist by training. I studied in Berlin in Germany and Cambridge in England. I have been coming to Sudan since 1992. At this time I was only a student ...

Amel Hassan Gismallah

Archaeologist, Project Director
I am Amel, co-director of the Mograt project. Originally, my family was from Shendi, but I was born in Kassala. We moved to Khartoum ...

Jens Weschenfelder

Archaeologist, Field Director
Since I was a teenager the stories of Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, two famous movie archaeologists, have fascinated me. After finishing school, ...

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 my roots. ...

Gemma Tully

Community Archaeologist
I have always been interested in the past and what it means to other people. I studied archaeology at University in England and was lucky enough to travel ...

Peter Becker

Architect
My name is Peter Becker. I was born in western Germany in 1964. After studying at the universities in Kassel and Hannover, I moved to Berlin where I work as an architect ...

Tina Jakob

Bioarchaeologist

Osman Khaleel Elawad Karrar

Archaeologist
I was born in Atbara, River Nile State. I have always loved historical studies and movies. As a result, I entered the Department of Archaeology ...

Kay Kossatz

Archaeologist

Nadir Taj Elsir Abbas

Future archaeologist
I am Nadir, 25 years old. I was born in Karmel, and I live there together with my mother, my sister, my brother and his wife in a compound. Since 2014, I have been working with the Mograt archaeological team ...

Fathia Ahmed Mohamed

Logistics
I am Fathia, the good soul of the compound. I was born and raised north of al-Obeid in Kordofan. ...

Annett Dittrich

Archaeologist
I am an archaeologist based in Berlin, Germany, where I had the great opportunity to study the archaeology of Sudan. When I came to Sudan for the first time in the year 2000 ...

Kerstin Gessner

Archaeologist
Fascinated by the phenomenon of changes through times, I became an archaeologist. What looks today like an empty desert might have been a blossoming garden in the past. ...

Gareth Rees

Archaeologist
Ever since I began studying archaeology, when I was eighteen, I have been interested by the way in which people live in different environments. ...

Lilli Janotte

Bioarchaeologist
I decided to study archaeology when I was in school. After my A-levels I lived and worked in Rwanda for one year and after returning home to Germany I began to study ...