Bayuda dessert

The Bayuda Desert is characterised by sharp black basalt mountains, most of them volcanic and typically cone-shaped. They alternate with level pebble stretches and large dry wadis passing through areas with only a little vegetation. From time to time grazing camels can be spotted, indicating the nearby camps of nomad families who live in small huts made of branches and mats, close to the rare water wells. Archaeological evidence shows that the Bayuda has seen human occupation from the Old Stone Age through almost all periods of Sudanese history up to the present. The desert also hosts rock art, settlement sites as well as cemeteries with various types of grave superstructures.

Tours coming by this location: 
Ancient Kush
October 07–20, 2018
in German
with Jens Weschenfelder, MA
October 21–November 03, 2018
in English
with Dr. Petra Weschenfelder
Sudan Concise
November 03–10, 2018
in German
with Jens Weschenfelder, MA
November 10–17, 2018
in English
with Dr. Petra Weschenfelder
December 27, 2018 - January 03, 2019
in English
with Prof. Claudia Näser
Sudan Special
October 28–November 10, 2018
in German
with Prof. Claudia Näser
December 02–16, 2018
in English
with Prof. Claudia Näser

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