Archaeological Research

 Archaeological data is one of the components of the GIS Center’s digital archive. This data is collected through a series of steps initiated after receiving a final list of registered archaeological sites from the GIS unit.

  1. Collection of basic data from multiple sources, such as academic publications, reports from the local inspectorate offices (taftish) and collaboration with foreign missions working in Egypt.
  2. Preparation of datasheets containing information of the history of the site, archaeological features, history of research and current condition, as well as a list of past and present archaeological missions working on the site and an extensive bibliography.
  3. All sites are then visited to verify and complete the data (in many cases no information is available and datasheets can only be prepared after site visits) and to compare the reality on the ground with the written sources, as well as noting threats to the site  Read more on site visit  . The GIS Center’s photographer captures as many photos as possible to create a detailed photographic record for each site  Read more on photos . The location and borders of the sites are also verified in the field.
  4. Datasheets are updated with the data collected during the site visit
  5. Finally, the datasheets are revised by a senior archaeologist and translated (English/ Arabic) and the information is then entered into the bilingual “SCA Archaeological Sites Database”.

During research and site visits, other sites - that were not mentioned in Amlaak registers and consequently not included in the final archaeological site list received from GIS unit - are identified as unregistered sites. Datasheets of these sites are also prepared and the data entered into the database.

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