Sunday, 9 September 2012

9th September Republican Palace Museum

Today, walking back from Mass, I took a different route and spotted the Republican Palace Museum, which I hadn’t visited yet.  It is housed in the old Anglican church, which is a lovely building built at the beginning of the 20th century.  Like both the other museums I have visited, entry is free.  It is a small museum which houses a chronology of events in the struggle for independence from Britain, followed by the earlier presidents, leading up to the present day.  Half the museum is devoted to gifts from other Heads of State or Sudanese industries and states to the current President.  The most beautiful was a very intricate Koran and case from Yasser Arafat.  There is also a collection of vintage state cars dating from colonial times to more recent times.

In the afternoon I met up with an English teacher at the British Council to be given useful teaching materials. 

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