A pavilion of contemporary Islamic architecture, capped with a translucent
dome, displays on the first floor a recently discovered fresco of the Madonna
painted on limestone. Also displayed are relics of the great Nubian civilization
which flourished 4,000 years ago, as well as Sudan's industrial products and a
variety of handcrafted wares. On the second floor are artifacts of southern
jungle tribes and western desert nomads, who are still among the country's
varied peoples. At the rear of the pavilion, facing a tropical garden with
exotic birds, is a snack bar that features international dishes.