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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.


2022 | 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 2022

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 organised a study day in September 2021, punctuated by conferences, favouring the intervention of young researchers.

This unprecedented event combined 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 were led by young specialists in the discipline.

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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 cimetière de Jebel Sahaba (site 117, Nubie) : nouvel examen des traces de violences interpersonnelles"

by Isabelle Crevecoeur

The next webinar (in French) will take place on Friday 8th October 2021 from 1 to 2pm. Isabelle Crevecoeur (chargée de Recherche au CNRS. UMR 5199 PACEA, Université de Bordeaux) will present her research on the archaeological excavation of Jebel Sahaba, a prehistoric cemetery dating from the Upper Paleolithic.

The bones of 61 individuals buried in the Jebel Sahaba cemetery in Nubia provide unique evidence for the emergence of violence in the late Pleistocene of the Nile Valley, during a period of severe environmental stress. Microscopic analysis of bone lesions and re-evaluation of the archaeological context provide evidence of sporadic and repeated interpersonal violence with projectile weapons at least 13,000 years ago.

The video of this seminar will be available for members after the seminar in their reserved area










Archéo-Nil celebrated its 30th birthday at the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale in Saint-Germain-en-Laye

For the 30th anniversary of the society, Archéo-Nil has organised an exceptional day at the National Archaeology Museum in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The morning was devoted to lectures in the auditorium; it was an opportunity for the new generation of researchers working on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt to present its work. The afternoon was devoted to workshops in the galleries of the museum with artefacts taken out of the cabinets for the occasion. They were visible in small groups, commented by the researchers. The photos of the day are available for members in their reserved area.

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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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