Sphinx of Taharqo
The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan (AES) holds a substantial collection of archaeological material from Sudan including very large numbers of lithics, textiles, pottery sherds and complete vessels and small finds as well as an ever-increasing collection of human skeletal material dating from all periods from the Palaeolithic up to the medieval periods.
There is also a small but important collection of monumental stone objects, reliefs and inscriptions. The Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (AOA) holds a collection of 3600 ethnographic objects from Sudan, including arms and armour, textiles, basketry, ceramics, personal ornaments, and both ceremonial and domestic artefacts.
Coins, medals and paper money from Sudan are held by the Department of Coins and Medals (C&M), from Ottoman coins to the coins and banknotes of the 20th and 21st centuries.