Establishing an Egyptian Archaeological Database Project

The preparation of an online Egyptian Archaeological Database (EAD) was first proposed by the Theban Mapping Project in 1996, but it was not until 2012 that work began, on a small scale, and not until the AEF grant in 2016- 2017, that the first stage of the work neared completion. Project Director: Kent Weekss

There is no greater challenge to Egyptology today than conserving and protecting Egypt’s archaeological sites. Essential for site protection and management planning is the preparation of existing condition reports. Ideally, these reports should be part of an Egypt-wide Archaeological Database (EAD) that standardizes site recording and generates proposals to be implemented in a comprehensive, timely, and economical manner. The preparation of an online Egyptian Archaeological Database (EAD) was first proposed by the Theban Mapping Project in 1996, but it was not until 2012 that work began, on a small scale, and not until the AEF grant from the Antiquities Endowment Fund (AEF) of the American Research Center in Egypt in 2016- 2017 that the first stage of the work neared completion

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Location: Luxor, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): American University in Cairo Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $50,000 Commencement Date: 12/2016 Project Status: Completed
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