The Desert Networks website is online!

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website!

Visit us at

This website is a gateway to accessing the results of the project, as the team’s work advances, through different pages and tools.

What is on the website?

  • A gazetteer of the more than 250 archaeological sites and more than 200 watering places located in the Eastern desert of Egypt, providing complete information on the sites, their remains, location, archaeological and textual finds, chronology, historiography, bibliography, images, with a search tool;
  • A “Networks” page, dedicated to the presentation of the networks and geospatial models that have been reconstructed by the project’s team (work in progress);
  • An interactive map, which makes it possible to search for sites by location, chronology and characteristics, with additional shapefiles available;
  • A “Missions and travelers” page, dedicated to the more than 80 exploratory and study missions that have studied the region’s sites, listing the members of the team, and their works;
  • A bibliography, with more than 1600 titles, searchable by site or keywords;
  • An image library, which brings together more than 1000 plans, ancient drawings, photographs and almost 300 maps (topographic, historical) of the region.

Want to participate?

Data collection began in 2017 and is still ongoing; therefore, the site is still in a state of perpetual enrichment (and is obviously not comprehensive at this stage!).

This site is intended to be collaborative and we would be happy to welcome new data or make corrections. Do not hesitate to contact us!

What is NOT on the website?

A longer description of the project, with an explanation of the actions planned by each constituent work package, and a presentation of the team members, is to be found on the project’s blog:

All the events related to the project (conferences, workshops, press coverage), the publications produced under the umbrella of the project, including news from the field are also announced on the blog, and on our twitter account: @DesertNetworks.

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