The Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan
between them cover almost 1 million square miles (2.59 million square kilometres).
Within their borders lies a land of great diversity with a climate ranging from extreme desert conditions in the north to tropical rainforests in the south west. It is equally diverse ethnically and culturally. For thousands of years it has been the zone of contact between the peoples of Central Africa and those of Egypt and the Mediterranean world.
Derek A. Welsby
The Sudan Archaeological Research Society
C/o The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan
The British Museum
London WC1B 3DG
Phone (0)20 73238500