The Naga Site Museum project is featured in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia under Alejandro Aravena’s theme: Reporting From the Front.
The ancient city of Naga is one of the largest historic sites in Sudan and contains the ruins of a former trading city that once belonged to the Kingdom of Meroë. It is situated around 150 km to the north-east of Khartoum and is only accessible via sand tracks. The new museum is primarily designed to protect excavated objects from the tough conditions caused by sun, sandstorms, rain and looters.
The exhibition, located in the Central Pavilion at the Giardini, provides an overall impression of both the project and its context and includes models, interviews with individuals connected to Naga, a film focusing on the archaeological excavation as well as a small range of objects from the excavation itself.
The 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia is open to the public from 28 May to 27 November 2016.
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