This website reports on the excavations at Berenike by the University of Delaware (USA) and Leiden University (the Netherlands) between 1994 and 2001. Information on recent work done at the site, by the University of Delaware and the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (Poland) can be found by clicking on the links below:
Berenike 2008
Berenike 2009
Berenike 2010
Berenike 2011

The Berenike Project (1994-2001)

The Berenike Project included excavations at Berenike and the survey of the Egyptian Eastern Desert and was directed by:

Steven E. Sidebotham (
Professor of Ancient History at the University of Delaware
Willemina Z. Wendrich (
Assistant Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at UC Los Angeles,
Research Fellow at Leiden University.

The main funding for the Berenike Project was provided by the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research, Humanties Department (GW-NWO), which has funded the project from 1995 to 1999 and again from 2000-2003, The National Geographic Society, which has funded the project from 1994 to 2000, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the University of Delaware, UTOPA and the American Philosophical Society.

Contents of this site:

Brief history of Berenike
Present situation of the site
Excavation history
Berenike 1994-1999
Berenike 2000
Lectures 2001
Organization and logistics
Please contribute
Berenike finds registration (accessible with password only)

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