CAIRO – 8 January 2019: The Ministry of Antiquities began the work of the second phase of the project of documenting the rock inscriptions in the ancient area of South of Sinai.
Nadia Khedr, Head of the Central Department of the effects of the sea, explained that the second phase of the project aims to document the rock inscriptions scattered in the valleys of Sinai, which vary between hieroglyphics, Greek, Arabic among others.
Khedr further stated that the mission began its work documenting the inscriptions located in Wadi Omeira, which includes the names of the kings of the first family (dynasty).
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Furthermore, Hisham Hussein, Director General of North Sinai and head of the mission, pointed out that the mission is working on the development of a database consisting of all rock inscriptions, which includes high quality images and coordinates for each inscription, in addition to the use of a number of modern techniques that contribute to retrieving what has disappeared from the ancient Inscriptions.
Hussein further stated that on the sidelines of this project, the Central Training Department of the South Sinai and Red Sea Training Center will organize a training course entitled "Documentation of Rock Inscriptions" to train archaeologists to document these historical inscriptions.
It is worth mentioning that the first phase of the project of documenting the rock inscriptions included the sites of Wadi al-Dom (Dom Marina) , Al-Silik, Al-Rasais and Al Ain Sokhna in the Suez Antiquities area.