RESEARCH - Archaeological Projects

Part of the team in the Archaeological Project in Sharuna

Clos Archaeological Foundation funds, promotes and encourages important research through its archaeological projects.

Archaeological excavation projects:

Archaeological research in the site of Kom al-Ahman, in Sharuna (Central Egypt) 2006-2007

Partnership between Clos Archaeological Foundation and the Egyptian Institute of the University Tübingen in Germany.

The project included the excavation of both a tomb belonging to the Ancient Kingdom (Sixth Dynasty) and of a Coptic convent in Deir el Qarabin. The sites are situated in the Al Kom al Ahmar area, near the modern city of Sharuna (60 kilometres North of Mínia). The ancient Kom al Ahmar was the capital of the eighteenth nome (province) of Upper Egypt.

Excavation and restoration of the Pyramid of Meidum (Egypt) 1997-2004

Together with Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Clos Archaeological Foundation designed a complex project for the study of the Pyramid. The objective was threefold:

  • To create a general, topographic map of the site.
  • To carry out a systematic prospection of the site in order to locate and excavate new archaeological structures.
  • To prepare a project for the restoration of the mastabas number 16 and 17 that belonged to the tombs of prince Nefermaat and his wife Itet.
Excavation Project “ In search of the Blacks Pharaohs” (Sudan) 1995-1996.

In 1995, Clos Archaeological Foundation carried out excavations in Djebel Barkal (Karima), an archaeological site located near the 4th waterfall. Part of the team in the Achaeological Project in Meidum The result of the prospections was the discovery of a royal tomb and various private tombs that were subsequently excavated and documented.

Cooperation between Catalans and Egyptians for the excavation project of Oxirrinco (El-Bahnasa) (Egypt) 1992-1994.

Between 1992 and 1994, Clos Archaeological Foundation, together with University of Barcelona, took part in the first three archaeological campaigns of the Oxirrinco site, situated 180 kilometres south of Cairo. Excavation work focused on the necropolis of Saita and in the documentation of various architectonic elements of the Greco-roman city.