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UK Foreign Office: Our Ambassador in Khartoum

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UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Ros Marsden, our ambassador in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, shows us the gunboat which General Kitchener used to bombard Omdurman in 1898. Read more about Sudan: http://ukinsudan.fco.gov.uk/en/ Watch the interview with Ros Marsden above.

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Melik Bulletin March 2008

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Sudan and Nubia Magazine

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An article “Victorian Gunboats in the 21st Century” by Melik Society Chairman Henry Keown-Boyd was published by the British Museum in the latest issue of their Sudan and Nubia Magazine.

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Nile gunboats to be given new role

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Agreement has been reached by the Melik Society and National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM) to set up the Nile Foundation for the purpose of restoring the Gunboat MELIK and the Armed Steamer BORDEIN and giving them new roles to attract visitors to the Sudan. NCAM has been responsible for Sudan’s extensive heritage since …

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Sudeley Castle embarks upon a new season

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On 31st March, Lady Ashcombe hosted a party for the launch of the 2006 Season, at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe. Fifty invited guests attended the event that featured the new exhibition ‘Letters to Khartoum’ and the new ‘Connoisseur Tours’ of some of the most splendid rooms in the private apartments, including the Billiard Room and …

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