Sandbagging saves ancient Sudan gem from record floods

Khartoum (AFP) Sept 10, 2020
Archaeologists feared the worst when record Nile floodwaters threatened to overwhelm priceless ancient royal baths in Sudan, but prompt action averted disaster – for now, at least. Authorities last week declared a three month national state of emergency over the flooding affecting swathes of land adjoining the Nile, and more than 100 people have lost their lives to the elevated waters in t
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