Treasures From Sudan

Five years ago, curators at the British Museum began planning Sudan: Ancient Treasures — 320 objects, some of them 200,000 years old, on loan from the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum. But about three months ago the curators decided to put some more recent Sudanese artifacts on display as well: items from the western province of Darfur, where the Khartoum government and allied ethnic militias are blamed for killing 50,000 people and uprooting more than 1 million in the past 19 months. The Darfur objects — including a storage basket, toys and an ostrich-feather fan — testify to pastoral ways of...

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