Professor Claudia Näser is an archaeologist and Egyptologist with a research focus on the archaeology of Sudan. She holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from Humboldt University Berlin. In 2004, she was appointed to a junior professorship in Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies at Humboldt University.
Claudia has over twenty years of archaeological fieldwork experience in Egypt and Sudan. She is the head of the Mograt Island Archaeological Mission, which is exploring the archaeology of the largest island in the Nile. She also set up the Humboldt University Nubian Expedition, which conducted large-scale salvage work at the Fourth Nile Cataract in Sudan.
From 2005 to 2015, she directed the Archaeological Mission to Musawwarat es-Sufra.
Claudia has published widely on her research. Currently, her focus is on establishing two new field projects in Sudan, writing a book on Egyptian funerary practices in Middle to New Kingdom Nubia and investigating the role of archaeological heritage in the Islamic world, with case studies in Egypt and Sudan.
Claudia is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge of and love for Sudan with visitors from all over the globe. She enjoys touring the country and experiencing its beauty and its friendly people, waiting for you to join her …