COLLABORATIONS

LIFE works in strict collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of the Antiquities/Supreme Council for the Antiquities for the organization of all the activities relating to the study and management of the archaeological area. In parallel, LIFE collaborates with the Nature Conservation Sector of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) for the study and the protection of the local environment.

LIFE collaborates with the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (MANN) to the creation of a series of museum installations focusing on the human adaptation to the desert environment and on its agricultural exploitation.

LIFE is part of the international partnership CRISIS, headed by Gaëlle Tallet (University of Limoges) and funded by the Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR-15-CE03-0004), aiming at investigating the administrative and environmental changes that affected the Great Oasis, including the oases of Kharga and Dakhla, towards the end of the Roman Empire. CRISIS gathers four major archaeological missions currently working in the Great Oasis: the French Mission to Deir al-Mounira (Kharga), directed by Gaëlle Tallet (University of Limoges); the New York University Excavation at Amheida (Dakhla), directed by Roger Bagnall (Columbia University); the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey (NKODAAS, Kharga), directed by Salima Ikram (American University in Cairo); and LIFE, directed by Corinna Rossi.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizion 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n°  681673).