|IMAGES taken on March 18, 2014 shows a four pyramids discovered by a French archaeological team led by Claude Rilly in Sedeinga, 500 kilometers north of the capital Khartoum.|
A desert area in the North of Sudan, which has yet to be fully explored, is believed to keep many archaeological heritage from about 2000 years ago.
Now the archaeologists are willing to expand the exploration of the area after receiving financing from Qatar.
The digging projects have gotten funding of USD $ 135 million (RM 435 million) from the Bay, thus expecting to change this part of Sudan into the latest tourist attraction.
In the past, excavation was carried out using wheelbarrows and spades, slowing down the discovery of the rest of the monument, including the pyramids and the temples.
The archaeologists hope that this site would attract a lot of interest. Qatar is financing search projects at El-Kurru and other places for five years.
Without the help of Qatar, no one will know how long it the treasure will remain hidden. In addition, because of the financing from Qatar, archaeologists are projected to find all the underground monuments in five years.
In 2013, almost 600 000 tourists have visited the ancient cemetry at El-Kurru, Sudan.