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The oldest man of the Sudanese Arab tribe of the Manasir who will be relocated due to the Merowe Dam Project is 104 years old and still carrying his drinking water daily from the river Nile to his house




This photo has been taken as part of the scientific effort of the salvage archaeologist team H.U.N.E. to document the Sudanese Arab tribe of the Manasir and their cultural landscape 'Dar al-Manasir' situated at the Fourth Cararact of the River Nile.

The homeland of the Manasir will be submerged by the reservoir lake of the Hamdab High Dam (Merowe Multi-Purpose Hydro Project) in the very near future and all inhabitants have to be relocated by the Sudanese government.


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Taken on February 26, 2005