The Ponda.org platform is an online tool for the scientific community and the wider public, focusing on artefacts from predynastic Egypt dating to the fourth millennium BC. Xavier Droux, external collaborator at the Laboratory of Africa and Anthropology (ARCAN), University of Geneva, initiated this large-scale project and is its current editor; he works in close collaboration with several researchers specialised in predynastic Egypt. The platform primarily aims to associate these objects with their origin, current location in museums and collections, and relevant literature.
The platform consists of interconnected databases for artifacts, individuals (archaeologists, collectors), archaeological sites, collections, and publications. It facilitates collaboration and understanding of ancient Egyptian artifacts, promoting cultural heritage exploration.
The development of this project is supported by the Thomas Heagy Foundation.Ponda.org