Wadi Muqaddam


Wadi Muqaddam is a dry water course some 320 km extending from beyond Omdurman north to the great bend of the Nile near Korti.[1] It gives its name to the geological Wadi Milk Formation. Delimiting the Bayuda Desert to the west it still flows during rainy seasons. Some scholars assume Wadi Muqaddam as a former channel of the White Nile.[2]:274


Mesolithic pottery has been found in Wadi Muqaddam.[2]:268 In the north of the wadi there is the archaeological site of Al-Meragh.


  1. ^ Intisar Soghayroun, Elzein Soghayroun, Trade and Wadi Systems in Muslim Sudan, Kampala 2010, p.25.
  2. ^ a b D. Q. Fuller and L. Smith, The Prehistory of the Bayuda: New Evidence from the Wadi Muqaddam In: Kendall, T, (ed.) Nubian Studies 1998. Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the International Society of Nubian Studies, August 21–26, 1998. (pp. 265-281). Department of African-American Studies, Northeastern University, Boston.