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City of Elephants
Berenike & Ptolemy's
War Machine

A stunning visual exploration of ancient military technology, engineering & shipbuilding, and a test of survival in the remote Egyptian Eastern Desert.

The Berenike Project

University of Delaware / PCMA Archaeological Mission to the Egyptian Eastern Desert

Mission Sponsors

National Geographic

The National Geographic Society was founded in 1888. Its historical mission is "to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world's cultural, historical, and natural resources. The Berenike Project is honored for the very generous financial support we have received from the Society.

National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH is one of the largest independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

10BASE-T Inc.

10BASE-T Inc. builds interactive products, platforms and amazing media. They combine Creative, UX, Technology and Business strategy with deep experience developing effective digital solutions for businesses and brands. 10BT is dedicated to delivering exceptional user experience.

John and Valerie Seeger

John Seeger, professor emeritus of electrical engineering from Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff), and his wife Valerie had a life-long interest in ancient history, classical archaeology and Bedouin culture. John taught at the American University of Beirut, working in Saudi Arabia and teaching in Egypt at the American University in Cairo and the Egyptian Air force Academy.

New York University: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

ISAW is dedicated to advanced scholarly research and graduate education. Its focus is to cultivate comparative and connective investigations of the ancient world from the western Mediterranean to China.

USAID: Egyptian Antiquities Program

Since 1993, USAID has funded more than 70 conservation and training projects in partnership with the Egyptian antiquities sector. The sites cover a range of historical periods: Neolithic, Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, early and medieval Christian, medieval Islamic, and Ottoman.

The Dorot Foundation

The Dorot Foundation's grantmaking demonstrates a commitment to the Jewish past, present and future by supporting activities in Education, Cultural Institutions, Social Change and Community Funding.

American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1741 in Philadelphia, Pa. and promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach..

Bill Whelan works for the U.S. Department of State in New York City, programming many trade, investment and infrastructure delegations on the International Visitor exchange as well as managing airport protocol. He attended Colgate University, writes for Oxford Magazine (U.K.), and studied at the American University in Cairo from 1971-1972 where he first met Steven Sidebotham, Founder of The Berenike Project.