Site Management at Merimde Beni Salama Project

The large Neolithic site of Merimde Beni Salama is located in the Nile West Delta. Since it was last investigated in the early 1980s, it has been surrounded by farmland and used as a garbage dumping ground. Project Director: Joanne Rowland

The large Neolithic site of Merimde Beni Salama is located in the Nile West Delta. Since it was last investigated in the early 1980s, it has been surrounded by farmland and used as a garbage dumping ground. To help protect the registered site this Egypt Exploration Society project aims at building a low protective wall and erecting signage in English and Arabic.The main aims of this project are to facilitate greater local community engagement with their cultural heritage and protect the site of Merimde Beni Salama (Merimde). To achieve this the project has three main goals: 1. The erection of a low protective wall 1.3 m high by 0.40 m wide running around the perimeter of the registered archaeological site (50 x 450 x 60 x 450 m long = 1,010 m). 2. Design and erect interpretation boards in both Arabic and English, to provide information for the local inhabitants about their heritage and any tourists that may visit the site. 3. Build a guardhouse of 3.0 x 2.5 x 2.5 m for the site guard to watch for unauthorised entrance/ trash dumping.

Project Details


Location: Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Egypt Exploration Society Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $19,902 Commencement Date: 09/2015 Project Status: Completed
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