Egypt as a country managed to absorb and blends any immigrants and eventually transform them to Egyptians, it’s thought that immigrants from the south and the east had blended with the Egyptians, on the other direction the western part  was thought separate for its geographical barrier and remoteness.

When the western  desert came to attention by cartographic and military expeditions new facts started to emerge, The enviroment  was different in ancient ages and the area  was inhabited when suitable climatic conditions supported human accubation.

Different cultures from the Stone Age were traced every were in the desert when springs, lakes, and lush grasslands covered much of North Africa.

To recall the skills of the desert inhabitants we only need to see their magnificent rock paintings in caves and shelters all over the Egyptian desert.

As exploration proceeds its now apparent that the people of the desert comprised a major tradition roughly comparable to those of upper and lower Egypt and its now thought they contributed to prehistoric Egypt in its most critical innovations like farming ,cattle pastoralism ,and long distance trade that helped the ground work of its precocious civilization .

Photographing the uweinat mountain barberry sheep (January 2012 expedition)

Introducing first Arabic documentary movie about Gilf Kebir

Rock Art discovery in Uweinat Mountain (March2007 expedition)

Sunday times article (May 2006 expedition)

UPDATE : February   2013

2012-2013  Planned Expeditions

latest Galleries (Jan 2012 gallery)


Neil Griffiths
Egyptian revolution memorial


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