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Gebel el Silsila Epigraphic Survey Project
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12 new tombs discovered!
The Swedish led archaeological
mission at Gebel el Silsila in Upper Egypt continues to change the perception
of history in the ancient quarried landscape of Silsila. In 2015 the
Swedish led Gebel el Silsila project reported
on the discovery of a series of t...

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Happy Holidays!
From all of us, to all of you...  a Merry, merry Christmas and a truly Happy New Year!

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Searching for knowledge by uncovering the past
The following post was written by one of the project's wonderful supporters; his and his family's encouragement and genuine support inspired us to share his words here. The original 'opinion piece' was published by Samuel Strait on November 19, 2016 at http...

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Egypt's Treasure Guardians on National Geographic Channel
During season 8, the Gebel el Silsila team was visited by members of the London-based production company DSP, filming on behalf of the National Geographic Channel. We would like to share with you a few 'behind the scenes' images captured during their stay! ...

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The New Kingdom Necropolis of Gebel el Silsila
As you may have noticed there has been no news from the field since the beginning of our spring season back in January. Indeed there were enormous amounts of historical and archaeological details to share with you all, but time slipped away from us combined...

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Returning after the holidays
First and foremost, a truly happy new year, and best wishes for 2016 to be even more adventurous, successful, prosperous and joyful than years before! How can one top a year that included three major discoveries, starting with the press release of the small...

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Six NK Statues and Intact Relief Scenes Discovered in Gebel el Silsila!
This great discovery was made possible only through the active support and professional cooperation with the inspectorate of Kom Ombo, under General Director Mr. Abd el Menum, and the inspectorate of Aswan, under General Director Mr. Nasr Salama, and all th...

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Digital documentation of the Speos at Silsila
inside the speos, looking south Any visitor to Egypt who had the
pleasure of sailing up or down the Nile past the river’s narrowest point has
had the opportunity of gazing into (or even visit) the petite, but intriguing
and stunning rock-cut temple on the w...

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Silsila goes TV (live)!
part of the Silsila team at the back of the Temple of Kheny As part of the wonderful news coverage following the
re-discovery of the ’lost’ Temple of Kheny, Maria has been invited – as the
mission director and representing the Silsila team – to participate ...

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Cenotaphs go 3D!
overview of the west bank with its 32 shrines Other than the traditional Egyptologist, who per automatic knows
the basics about Gebel el Silsila’s characteristic cenotaphs, anyone who has
had the pleasure of sailing the magnificent River Nile could gaze upo...
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