2007 marked Nubia Wardford’s fourth year of fund-raising and archaeological study in Ancient Nubia. Using monies raised in 2004, she was able to travel to Paris for the Meroitic Conference of Nubian Studies. Nubia met and talked with the professors of the University of Khartoum and Shendi University. She met the top anthropologists, archaeologists, linguist and paleontologists from around the world that study Nubian archaeology. The group composed of Dr. Anderson Thompson, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Nubia, and two other students of archaeology were the only African Americans present at the conference. They also met with Sudanese presenters and participants from the University of Shendi, Archaeology School of Sudan, and the University of Khartoum. There, Nubia was fortunate to meet the Prime minister of Sudan and the President of National Monuments and Conservation, who offered Nubia employment after the completion of her Doctoral studies.
In 2009 she will traveled to Egypt and the Sudan to tour the Sacred Cities of Ancient Nubia and to meet and talk with the professors of the University of Khartoum and Shendi University. All this would not have been possible without past fund-raisers, and we are forever thankful!!Nubia traveled to the University of Shendi and the Sudan where she has done field work with Dr. Richard Lobban at the Abu Eritreal excavation site. The site possesses a large temple toppled on it’s side which produced the largest discover in Sudan archaeology in 2015. Wardford has also partnered with Professor Manu Ampim’s Save Nubia Project that is set to document sites and information that will soon be flooded due to the constructure of dams. The 2016 excavation season promises to be very fruitful.
Wardford is truly dedicated to the task of recovering and sharing the accomplishments and events recovered from the archaeological record regarding Ancient Nubia a region of Ancient Kush, specifically at the Isle of Meroe at tract of land between the Nile and Atbara Rivers. Wardford does this not only for her own interests, but to complete and correct World History as we know it, and specifically to fill in the chronology of Pre-Historic and Ancient Africa. There is a wealth of knowledge and history that lie s hidden in the sands of the Sudanese desert. The reclamation and recovery of our history is an arduous and necessary task that will re-educate and enlighten in the present and the future through educational materials for all ages.