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  • Kharga Oasis excavations

    November 18, 2021

        In October and November, our project's team and collaborators carried out fieldwork on several sites in Kharga Oasis. While concentrating on the excavations at Šams al-Dīn and Dayr Muṣṭafā Kāšif, our teams finalised also the topographic survey of...

  • Team reshuffle

    September 7, 2021

        Aaltje Hidding, Alexandra Konstantinidou and Håkon Teigen joined our team. While Aaltje will concentrate on the socioeconomic profiles of the communities under study in DEChriM and Håkon on the Manichaean and Melitian material, Alexandra will work on the...

  • Press coverage of our last excavation season at Ganub Qasr al-Aguz

    March 22, 2021

        Following the official press release made by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the results of DEChriMʼs last excavation season at Ganub Qasr al-Aguz were covered by dozens of media outlets worldwide. A series of interviews were published...

  • Bahriyya, Dakhla and Kharga

    February 25, 2021

        In February, we returned to Bahriyya with two custom made tarpaulins which we offered to the local inspectors for covering two of the sectors excavated at Ganub Qasr al-Aguz last December. We then made our way to Dakhla...

  • Sofia Heim joins DEChriM

    February 10, 2021

        Our team will benefit for several months from Sofia Heimʼs expertise in Greek papyrology and databases. Together with Valérie, she will populate the 4CARE database with Greek literary and documentary texts. Sofia had previously contributed to the OPES...

  • Third excavation season at Ganub Qasr al-Aguz (Bahriyya Oasis)

    January 10, 2021

        In collaboration with the Institut français d'archéologie orientale, DEChriM ran the third excavation season at the laura of Ganub Qasr al-Aguz, in Bahriyya Oasis. Despite numerous administrative issues, several weeks spent in Egypt waiting for the last permits,...

  • Florence Lemaire joins DEChriM

    January 1, 2021

        From January 2021, DEChriM’s team includes Florence Lemaire, Greek papyrologist, expert on Dush material and former fellow of the Institut français d’archéologie orientale. Florence will prepare the commented edition and translation of the last unedited Greek ostraca found...

  • Field documentation

    November 30, 2020

        Originally for the month of November, the team had planned to carry out fieldwork documentation on a number of sites in the Western Desert and Fayyum. Prior to arrival in Egypt, we were informed that the excavation permits...

  • Valérie, Julie and Matthias join DEChriM

    September 1, 2020

        Valérie Schram, Julie Monchamp and Matthias Müller joined DEChriM. The three of them bring to the project solid expertise and field experience directly relevant to our lines of research. After a year of preparatory work, with Valérie, Julie...

  • Thierry Gonon and the SKOS project

    July 1, 2020

        Following a memorandum of understanding signed in January 2020 between IFAO and MF vitenskapelig høyskole, DEChriM co-opted the South Kharga Oasis Survey Project (SKOS), which becomes an additional work-package of DEChriM. The goal of this collaboration between IFAO...

  • Topographic and TLS survey at Shams al-Din (Kharga Oasis)

    March 2, 2020

        In February 2020, a joint team of the Ministry of Antiquities and DEChriM, led by Dr Basem Gehad, carried out a complete topographic survey of the site of Shams al-Din, in the south of Kharga Oasis. Planned as...

  • DEChriM and PAThs

    February 6, 2020

        In February 2020, DEChriM met the PAThs team in Rome to discuss future collaboration on areas of research common to the two projects. PAThs organised for us a long presentation of their project, followed by a work session...

  • Photogrammetry and field data collection

    December 27, 2019

        DEChriM's first ERC-funded fieldwork was geared towards photogrammetric recording and collection of archaeological data. Our trip took place in December 2019 and was focused on the oases of Kharga and Dakhla. A visit at Ansina, ancient Antinoopolis, allowed...

  • The Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Gothenburg

    November 22, 2019

        DEChriM and the Centre for Digital Humanities of the University of Gothenburg are exploring a possible collaboration centred on the 4CARE database and its integration into the Pelagios Network. At the initiative of Johan Åhlfeldt, author of the...

  • DEChriM and the Central Unit for Training of the MoTA

    October 5, 2019

        DEChriM entered in an agreement of cooperation with the Central Unit for Training and Training Centers of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, led by Basem Gehad. An external collaborator of our project, Basem leads a team...