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Kamal Achemed Saleh, the cook of the 1960 expedition of the Institute of Egyptology at Humboldt-Universität. (Photo print)

  • Bild
  • Ursula Hintze
  • Musawwarat es-Sufra (Ort); Sudan (Land)
  • 1960

Egyptologist Fritz Hintze (1915–1993) led the Humboldt-Universität’s first field-research projects in Sudan. The work of his wife is also being increasingly recognised. The Africologist Ursula Hintze (1918–1989) organised the research trips, and documented them in writing and photographically. She tested out East German-made cameras and films under extreme temperature and light conditions. The portraits of local employees show encounters “at eye level”. Their political aim was to document international Friendship of Peoples and an anticolonialist attitude of the GDR.

Detailed information

HU Sudanarchaeological Collection
Object type
Original title
Kamal Achemed Saleh, der Koch der Ausgrabungsexpedition 1960 des Instituts für Ägyptologie der Humboldt-Universität.
Ursula Hintze
Place of origin
Musawwarat es-Sufra (Ort); Sudan (Land)
Inventory number
Persons / Corporate bodies
Saleh; Kamal Achemed
Photo and pasted typewritten text
Exhibition Format
Rights statement
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Sudanarchäologische Sammlung & Archiv
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Exhibition & Module
HU01 After Nature / HU01 02 Main Hall - Modern Cabinet of Curiosities / HU01 02 03 Research Objects