This page contains information about current and completed projects in Egypt supported by the Foundation.
Egyptian Traditional Riverine Tangible and Intangible Heritage Rescue Project (TradEGY) – ongoing Ziad Morsy Egyptian riverine traditions do not get the same degree of attention from maritime archaeologists/ethnographers as their counterparts in the Gulf and Indian Ocean. At the same time the numbers of traditional sailboats on the Nile have witnessed a drastic decline in
Wadi el Jarf Archaeological Mission – ongoing Prof Pierre Tallet The Wadi elJarf project aims to study the various aspects of an Ancient Egyptian harbour on the Red Sea shore (Suez Gulf), that was built during the reign of Khufu, around 2600 BC. The site is spread over several locations – a storage area, made
Ayn Sukhna Archaeological Mission – 2019 Dr Claire Somaglino SummaryAyn Sukhna (northern Gulf of Suez) was a Pharaonic harbour and logistic platform for the Egyptian expeditions to South Sinai and the land of Punt (southern part of the Red Sea). The site was sporadically but regularly occupied throughout a very long span of time, from
Naukratis Dr Ross Thomas The port of Naukratis was the earliest, and for a period the only, Greek port in Egypt. Established in the late 7th century BC as a base for Greek (and Cypriot) traders and the port of the royal Pharaonic city of Sais, it was an important hub for trade and cross-cultural
Maritime Archaeology at the Ptolemaic-Roman Red Sea Port of Berenike – 2014-2015 Steven E. Sidebotham Berenike was a principal player in the “Old World” global economy as an important nexus for commercial and cultural exchanges between the Mediterranean world on the one hand and the Red Sea-Indian Ocean littorals on the other. The preponderance of
Looking through the eyes of an ancient navigator: Exploring the role of local land and seascapes for ancient navigation along the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea – Ongoing
Looking through the eyes of an ancient navigator: Exploring the role of local land and seascapes for ancient navigation along the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea – 2019 – ongoing Zeeshan Shaikh The evidence from the archaeological sites such as Ayn Sukhna, Wadi el-Jarf, Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, Myos Hormos (Quseir al-Qadim), and Berenike have shown