Saqqara Archaeological Site (Egypt)


Government of Arab Republic of Egypt – Ministry of International Cooperation of Contracting Authority


2013 – 2014


Supply of monitoring equipment for the Saqqara Archaeological Site (Egypt) – Giza Government

The Saqqara archaeological site is a vast necropolis located in Egypt 30 km south of the modern city of Cairo.
The most important monument is the ancient pyramid of Djocer, the whole necropolis covers an area of ​​about 7 × 1.5 km.

The supply provided by Pizzi Instruments is part of the “Italian-Egyptian Commodity AID Program AID 4704” signed between the Italian and the Egyptian government,

whose main objectives are the significant improvement of the balance of payments and the Support for socio-economic development and environmental protection of Egypt.

This important multidisciplinary project has begun its first phase in 2000, including the census, cataloging and implementation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Saqqara North area.

Now the program has partners, besides the University of Pisa, which cares for its technical and scientific management, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation, the United Nations Development Program, the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency.

Pizzi Instruments S.r.l. is part of the Italian team involved in the project and in 2013 awarded (in a temporary association with Italtrend C & T Spa and Bresciani Srl) the contract no. PS / 38/02/12 concerning the provision of monitoring equipment for the archaeological site of Saqqara and for the Egyptian museum in Cairo.

The Pyramid of Djoser, Serapeum, Falcon Gallery and other monuments belonging to the Saqqara Tomb Complex have been monitored with instruments and systems designed and manufactured by Pizzi Instruments.
In-situ tests have found the correct functioning of the equipment to prove the excellent Italian quality provided by the Pizzi Instruments instruments.

The project was completed with a two-week training period in Egypt on the use and maintenance of the provided instrumentation.

Supply, installation and on-site training have been successfully completed in compliance with the terms of the contract, obtaining the Job Execution Certificate signed by the General Coordinator for the International Cooperation Project on 20 November 2013.

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