Programs

Archaeological Map

The conservation and management of Egypt’s archaeological heritage is an important task.

The overwhelming number of sites, monuments and artifacts scattered all over the country and the ever-increasing pace of urbanization around archaeological sites as well as environmental hazards add another dimension to the problem.

The documentation, protection and restoration of sites for future gene

Architectural

Egypt 19th and 20th Century offers a vast array of architectural styles that remain poorly documented. Egypt’s heritage suffered tremendously of neglect. Until recently, no legislation protected these buildings from demolition and alterations, especially those less than a hundred years old, and certainly maintenance laws were not respected. Moreover, the Egyptian government has imposed some of the

Natural

The natural heritage is a multisciplinary project aiming at a computerized documentation, dissemination and communication of the data available on the natural heritage of Egypt.
The heritage aims at:
•Enhancing Egypt's capacity to conserve its natural heritage.
•Promoting Egypt's potential as an ecotourism destination.
•Providing decision makers, researchers and consultants with an effective a

Art Documentation

Preservation of the Arts Cultural Heritage is a persistent concern of every nation. The Arab Nation's Arts Heritage is a wealthy one which is considered to be a reference to the development of human civilization.
Due to the progress of the information technology and especially in the field of Multimedia, it is becoming evident that using this technique will be of a great benefit in handling our A

Photographic Memory

The photographic heritage program is an ambitious undertaking as it documents Egypt's intangible cultural heritage through photography. The program's primary activity is to digitize the archives of photographers [foreign and Egyptian] from the Nineteenth and early Twentieth-century.

The collections of photographers work, gathered from local and international museums and private collectors, wil

Folklore

The Folklore Heritage is characterized by its diversity and richness of knowledge, skills and traditions passing from one generation to another; this transfer, which carries a lot of social and economic values attracts the attention of communities in all countries, whether the developing or the advanced ones; thus understanding the intangible heritage of local communities helps to open dialogues b

Manuscripts

The Manuscripts heritage includes the holdings of big libraries with the possibility of documenting some outstanding collections. The unit already has succeeded in documenting huge numbers in collaboration with other institutions such as the National Library of Egypt, Al-Azhar Library, and library of the Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments (Awqaf). Planning is done to work with all instituti

Eternal Egypt

For over five thousand years, from the dawn of the pharaohs to the Islamic era, passing through both the Greco-Roman and the Coptic periods, Egyptian culture has evoked a sense of almost inexpressible awe. By the fifth century BC, as the Greek historian Herodotus wrote, Egypt had ‘more wonders in it than any other country in the world,’ and provided for the world ‘more works that defy descrip

Islamic

The Islamic civilization played an important role in enriching the cultural heritage of humanity. It represented the link between both the ancient and modern cultural heritage. Egypt had its share in advancing the cultural renaissance by virtue of being one of the most important centers of Islamic culture. Within CULTNAT efforts of ducumenting the cultural heritage; CULTNAT aims to document this

Coptic

In the framework of documenting the several aspects of the Egyptian Culture, an essential need was to document the Coptic Culture parallel to with the on-going programs in Cultnat concerning the Ancient Egyptian, Islamic and Graeco-Roman Heritage.
Cultnat starts with documenting Coptic sites and their distribution all over the country and digitizing Coptic manuscripts.
The work is implemented

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt unit aims to document the tangible and intangible heritage topics starting from the Prehistory period , the Thinite period, the Old Kingdom period, the First Intermidiated period, the Middle Kingdom period, the Second Intermidiated period, the New kingdom period, the Third Intermidiated period and the Late period. It englobes the daily life, habitat, languages, education, Literature,