Endangered archaeology in the al-Jufra, Libya

The al-Jufra oases in Libya consist of three towns; Waddan, Hun and Sukna. Although there has been little archaeological work, the oases are of international significance as the likely centre for several Berber polities and for their crucial role in Trans-Saharan trade. Our satellite imagery analysis has identified 86 individual sites

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Roman Military Sites in the Eastern Desert of Egypt

Early in 2015, a colleague working in the Eastern Desert of Egypt alerted us to the fact that a number of early Roman forts had been damaged or even completely destroyed by looters. It was decided, therefore, to launch a case study in this region to investigate the damage and potential threats to the archaeological sites.

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Survey Gazetteer Digitisation

One of the principal aims of EAMENA is the survey of archaeological sites for threat or disturbance through the use of satellite imagery and aerial photographs. The compilation of what archaeology or heritage is there to begin with, before we can access how it has been impacted over time, is a many-faceted process. One of my tasks at the moment is scanning for potential sites in Yemen using satellite imagery available through Google Earth. This process is complemented by knowledge of previous archaeological surveys in the region.

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