CONSERVATION An important aspect of our daily working routine is the conservation of the ancient remains discovered.  Conservation is necessary for the preservation of all objects found, which may be damaged or altered as the result of prolonged burial, or subject to changes due to activities...

BURIAL PRACTICES IN DAKHLEH From earliest times practices mirrored those of the Nile Valley, the poor buried in simple pits and the wealthier in coffins. Grave offerings range from a simple water pot to food offerings and elaborate offering tables. ...

ENVIRONMENT Throughout the history of man’s access and use of the oasis area the environment has altered and created changes in man’s habits.  It seems that 200,000 – 300,000 years ago there were several large freshwater lakes and artefacts are found along the shorelines.  At that...

RECORDING AND STUDY OF ROCK ART For many years a team of specialists from Poznan in Poland has been recording (photographic and line drawings) the rock art in the desert adjacent to the oasis zone in the desert.  Everything from prehistoric animals and signs down to...