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Archéo-Nil regularly organises or coordinates various national and international symposia and workshops


Date TBC | Tribute study day dedicated to Mrs Evelyne Faivre-Martin

Paris, École du Louvre

Archéo-Nil team would like to pay tribute to Mrs Evelyne Faivre-Martin, former vice-president of the society, by bringing together her colleagues and students. This study day at the École du Louvre will be devoted to the transmission of knowledge in Egyptology, and more particularly to questions relating to iconography and the History of Art.

Evelyne Faivre-Martin was a very committed and active member of the board of Archéo-Nil since 2007 (secretary, then vice-president); national museums lecturer (“conférencière des musées nationaux”), she has been teaching at the École du Louvre for 30 years and has inspired several generations of students and scholars. This tribute day will be open to the general public, subject to prior registration.


2021 | Egypt at its Origins 7

Paris, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA)

Archéo-Nil actively participates in the organisation of the international conferences "Egypt at its Origins", bringing together all researchers working on the origins of Egypt every three years (Krakow 2002, Toulouse 2005, London 2008, New York 2011, Cairo 2014, Vienna 2017). Beatrix Midant-Reynes, honorary president, and Yann Tristant, president of the association, are regularly present in the organising committee and the scientific committee of the event.

The seventh Origins7 conference, organised by Yann Tristant, was  originally scheduled to be held at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA) in Paris in September 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been postponed to September 2021

Origins7.jpgFor more informations : http://www.origins7paris.com


2021 | Archéo-Nil celebrates its 30th birthday!

Musée d'Archéologie Nationale, Saint-Germain-en-Laye

To celebrate its 30 years, Archéo-Nil had planned to organise a study day in September 2020, punctuated by conferences, favouring the intervention of young researchers. Given the health context, the event has been postponed to 2021.

This special day is scheduled for Saturday 11 September 2021 at the National Archaeology Museum in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. This unprecedented event will combine short communications devoted to current research on Egyptian prehistory and protohistory, in the conference room, and workshops organised in small groups and around original objects from the display cases in the museum’s galleries. The various interventions will be led by young specialists in the discipline.

This special day is reserved for Archéo-Nil members who are up to date with their membership fees and who have registered in advance. A financial contribution will be requested, in particular for the meal. 



2010 | Archéo-Nil 1990-2010 20 years of Predynastic research

Paris, Collège de France & Institut de France

In June 2010, on the occasion of its twenty years of activities, Archéo-Nil proposed two study days held at the Collège de France and the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres - Institut de France in Paris, entitled: "Archéo-Nil 1990-2010: 20 years of predynastic research". The papers presented by archaeologists, prehistorians, Egyptologists and others involved in the discipline provided an overview of recent years of research on the subject of Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt.

Download the program the program the program

For an overview of the communications of these two study days, see the last two pages of the Revue caribéenne i-Medjet 5 (2010)

And to (re)plunge into the heart of these days, (re)read the anniversary issue of the Archéo-Nil journal (20, 2010).

Table of content of Archéo-Nil 20 (2020)




Seminar "Le site prédynastique de Maadi : Reconstruire la vie d’une communauté"

by Jade Bajeot

The video recording of the seminar is available for Archéo-Nil members in their reserved member access area

Maadi, en Basse-Égypte, est l'un des sites prédynastiques les plus connus en raison des nombreuses fouilles extensives qui y ont été menées et l'un des plus représentatifs de la Culture de Basse-Égypte. La récente reprise des données des fouilles italiennes a permis de mieux comprendre l'histoire de son occupation et de ses relations avec les autres sites du Delta et du Levant. Nous retracerons les développements du village et les modes de vie de ses occupants à travers les vestiges archéologiques et les matériaux retrouvés.









Seminar "L'origine de la brasserie en Égypte : Ingrédients, outils et processus"

by Adeline Bats

The video recording of the seminar is available for Archéo-Nil members in their reserved member access area

Avec le pain, la bière est l'aliment emblématique de la civilisation pharaonique. Pourtant, bien que souvent dépeint dans les chapelles funéraires des tombes de l'Ancien Empire, le processus de fabrication est encore largement méconnu. Avec la découverte de plusieurs sites de brasserie datés des hautes époques et la multiplication des analyses en laboratoire, il est néanmoins possible de mieux appréhender les techniques employées par les Anciens Égyptiens et leurs évolutions.




Early Egypt Bibliography (EEB)



For over 25 years, the “Bibliography of the Prehistory and the Early Dynastic period of Egypt and northern Sudan” has been the essential bibliographical research tool regarding the Prehistoric, Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods in Egypt and northern Sudan (up to the latitude of Khartoum). The original bibliography was published in 1995 by Stan Hendrickx, with yearly updates in the journal Archéo-Nil, from 2010 onwards in collaboration with Wouter Claes. With the generous aid and collaboration of the IFAO (Christian Gaubert) and Archéo-Nil (Yann Tristant), the EEB is now available as a freely accessible and online database at




New Website

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On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, Archéo-Nil is getting a new look with a new website that is clearer, more interactive with new content!

We have completely overhauled the site's aesthetics and visuals, as well as the navigation experience and content. We now present in detail our different activities and members have a reserved Member Access. All Archéo-Nil articles published before 2017 are now available for free downloading.





Archéo-Nil is a non-profit society created in 1990 to promote the study of the pre-pharaonic cultures of the Nile valley (newsletters, conferences, exhibitions, conferences, etc.) and to assist associated research and archaeological expeditions.”Archéo-Nil is a non-profit society created in 1990 to promote the study of the pre-pharaonic cultures of the Nile valley (newsletters, conferences, exhibitions, conferences, etc.) and to assist associated research and archaeological expeditions.



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