Saqara The ISSEMM Project is entirely funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Directorate General for the Development Cooperation, who allotted €3,500,000 to the budget.

The Project is directed on the Egyptian side by H. E., Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawass, and on the Italian side by the Italian Ambassador, H.E. Claudio Pacifico, through the Director of the Development Cooperation Office in Cairo. more...


The project has undertaken important steps in surveying activities, including a full scale Geographical Information System (G.I.S) analysis of the Fayum Governorate.The G.I.S information was put into a geo-database, which will be used to create master plans of the area, as well as possible tourist routes through the Fayum.

The analysis level for the archaeological site of North Saqqara is mainly focused on the monuments. The North Saqqara Necropolis web-GIS manages the datas collected in the previous years together with updated informations.
The Issemm Project has also developed an application combining the Geographical Information System and Sentinel Monitoring System suited for the environmental control of the 15 tombs.