News

April 15, 2019

Not only Notre Dame burned today. The largest, and oldest tree at Umm al-Dabadib, the millenarian acacia that grew along the western side of the Northern Settlement, was reduced to ashes by a fire that must have lasted several days.

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April 1, 2019

Always waiting to recieve our own permission and go back to Kharga, also this year we are experimenting the three-dimensional survey at Saqqara thanks to the Dutch-Italian Mission of Museo Egizio, Torino and Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden.

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March 12, 2019

The 3D surveys carried out by the Politecnico di Milano for the Dutch-Italian Mission to Saqqara in 2019 are highlighted in the exhibition Archeologia Invisibile (Invisible Archaeology) at the Museo Egizio, Torino, that opened today. Watch full video.

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July 30, 2018

Our brand new article, Corinna Rossi and Fausta Fiorillo, ‘A Metrological Study of the Late Roman Fort of Umm al-Dabadib, Kharga Oasis (Egypt)’, Nexus Network Journal

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April 2018

Waiting for our permissions to work in Kharga, we experimented our innovative 3D survey techniques for dark and narrow spaces in Saqqara!

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March 1, 2018

Welcome to a new team member! Francesca Lori joined us and reinforced the female component of the research group!

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October 24, 2017

Dr Fausta Fiorillo, researcher of the LIFE project, presented the paper F. Fiorillo, C. Rossi, ‘Metric analysis and interpretation of the unit of measurement in the Late Roman fort of Umm al-Dabadib (Egypt)’

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October 22, 2017

HE General Mohamed Salman al-Zamaloot, Governor of the Wadi al-Gedid, welcomed in the Kharga Oasis Dr Corinna Rossi, Director of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Umm al-Dabadib, and presented her with an award for her work in the Oasis. The meeting …

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April 25, 2017

LIFE and the Ministry of the Antiquities started the surveillance of the archaeological site of Umm al-Dabadib, in collaboration with Pan Arab Tours…

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April 4, 2017

We are extremely sad to report that our friend and colleague Prof. Samir Ghabbour passed away….

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March 31, 2017

The project LIFE was presented to Ferruccio Resta, Rector of the Politecnico di Milano, on the occasion of his visit to the premises of the 3D Survey Group….

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February 7, 2017

The Musei delle Scienze Agrarie (MUSA) signed a 3-year partnership with the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (MANN) and the Department of Agricultural Science of the University of Napoli Federico II…

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November 27-28, 2016

Corinna Rossi and Ashraf Salem presented the results of the latest studies on the area of Umm al-Dabadib to the Ministry of the Antiquities and to the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency in Cairo…

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September 1, 2016

The Project LIFE starts today! Corinna Rossi and the entire team wish to express their gratitude to the Members of the 2015 ERC CoGrant Peer Review Panel…

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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).