The idea of the Corpus has been initially announced in 1994 by Karel Innemée as a “Handlist of Nubian Wall Paintings”. The first volume contained murals form the Central Church at Abdallah-n Irqi from the Dutch excavations during the UNESCO International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia.
The work on the Corpus was continued from 2010 by Alexandros Tsakos and Dobrochna Zielińska, under the auspices of the Union Académique International (project no. 40/A). During these years documentation works were conducted in the following institutions:
Sudan National Museum in Khartoum
Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna
National Museum in Warsaw
La Sapienza – Università di Roma and Fondo Monneret de Villard in Rome
Sudan Archaeological Research Society in London
Griffith’s Institute, University of Oxford
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden
Szépmüvészeti Múzeum in Budapest
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Currently the Corpus project has evolved into a complex “Space – text – image” project and is under preparation for the final open-access online publication.
We start publishing the data in a form of an online datatbase.